Eligible Applicants will be BOTH:
A U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residency in the U.S.
- B.S. in Biomedical Sciences
- B.S. in Public Health
- B.S. in Psychology
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
- M.S. in Biomedical Sciences (1st year only)
- M.P.H. in Urban Health Disparities (1st year only)
WHO ALSO HAS:
- Experienced either educational or economic disadvantage.*
Not already completed an equivalent or subsequent degree. (BA/BS degree exempt for graduate student applicants.)
A demonstrated interest in a health profession and intention to apply and enroll in a health profession training program upon degree completion. (Excluding nursing professions; current/future nursing students are NOT eligible.)
IDEAL Applicants will have:
- Current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
- Limited exposure to health-related research & settings and / or limited access to academic and pre-professional resources i.e. tutoring, test prep, career workshops, mentoring, etc.
- Demonstrated connection or familiarity with medically underserved communities in the Los Angeles area
*Per HRSA– “disadvantaged” applies to individual(s) who experience(s) either: an environment that has inhibited them from obtaining the knowledge, skills, &/or abilities required to enroll in & graduate from a health professions school (Educationally Disadvantaged); OR a “low-income family”, as defined for various health professions programs (included in Titles III, VII & VIII of the Public Health Service Act), as having an annual income that does not exceed 200% of the HHS Department poverty guidelines (Economically Disadvantaged).