CDU-AltaMed Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Academy

CDU-AltaMed HCOP Ambassador Academy 

CDU-AltaMed HCOP Ambassador Academy is a supportive pipeline that offers pre-professional learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about serving the local community as future health professionals.

HCOP Scholars are eligible for up to $10,000 in need-based scholarship, contingent on participation and have the ability to participate for multiple years, with and without funding.

HCOP Ambassador Scholars are AWESOME because they:

  • Engage fully in both mandatory & voluntary enrichment activities by being punctual, prepared, & attentive during all learning opportunities.
  • Participate in all events & experiences with a positive attitude, promoting cooperation and teamwork.
  • Demonstrate leadership via example by exhibiting genuine respect & consideration for their peers, CDU faculty, HCOP program coordinators, as well as other visiting contributors.
  • Are dedicated to lifelong & service learning, in an ongoing effort to become a well-rounded future healthcare professional who is focused on the needs of medically underserved communities.

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $3,175,410 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit