High School & College Summer Healthcare Program

In an immersive six-week exploration of health professions careers, you will engage in hands-on experiences such as the Food as Medicine lab, clinical simulations, medication compounding labs, and more!

You will collaborate with your peers on a community research project, enhance your math and science skills, and learn about public health. In addition, you will receive career mentoring and peer mentoring to help you prepare for your college or graduate school applications. After successful completion of this program, you will earn 3 college credits.

Application Information

Application Deadline: May 17, 2024
Program Dates: June 17, 2024 – July 26, 2024

Stipend & Benefits

High School Participants: Earn a stipend of $600 upon completion of program requirements.
College Participants: Earn a stipend of $750 upon completion of program requirements.

Students completing the high school or college summer program will be eligible for a $1,000/year scholarship towards a Touro University California health professions program.

Eligibility & Selection

To be eligible for this program, students must come from an educationally or economically disadvantaged background (see HCOP homepage), reside in a County North of San Francisco Bay (Solano, Napa, Contra Costa, San Joaquin), and be a high school junior (you'll be a junior when you apply and you’ll participate in the program the summer before you enter your senior year in high school), or a high school senior (you’ll be a senior when you apply and you’ll participate in the program the summer after you graduate from high school), or in undergraduate education in college.

In reviewing your application, we look at:

  • Overall GPA (self-reported)
  • Responses to guided questions in the application form
  • Interest in a healthcare profession
  • Letter of recommendation from a teacher/professor at your current school/college


One program, two locations:

1310 Club Dr
Vallejo, CA

612 East Magnolia Street
Stockton, CA

What You’ll Learn

Week 1:
Career Exploration
Week 2:
Academic Skills
Week 3:
Professional Development
  • Orientation
  • Intro to Healthcare Professions
  • "Day in the life"
  • Healthcare Specializations
  • Mentoring
  • Research Skills
  • Test-taking Skills
  • College / Grad School Application
  • Structural Competency
  • OMT Lab
  • Imaging Lab
  • Compounding Lab
  • Physical Exam Lab
  • Empathy Training
  • Time Management
  • Mindfulness
  • Teamwork / Collaboration
  • Financial Literacy
  • CPR Certification
  • Health Meets Food Lab
Week 4:
Public Health
Week 5:
Clinical Experience
Week 6:
Community Health Project
  • Harm Reduction
  • Health Equity
  • Health Outreach
  • Careers in Public Health
  • Narcan Training
  • Opioid Overdose
  • Simulation
  • Pharm Challenge Drug X Dosing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Innovation & Technology in Healthcare
  • Diabetes Education & Prevention
  • Stop the Bleed
  • Gunshot Wound
  • Simulation
  • Clinical Escape Room
  • Personal Reflection & Action Plan
  • Poster Presentation Prep
  • Community Health Project Poster Presentation
$600-$750 Stipend & 3-units college credit earned upon successful completion of program requirements