Who is eligible to apply?
How do I obtain an application?
Applications will be available via the Pre-Med Summer Scholar website on Wednesday, January 3rd by 12 noon.
If I participated in this program in Summer 2017 or Summer 2016, may I apply again this year?
When are applications due?
Applications are due Friday, March 2, 2018. Mailed applications must be postmarked by March 2nd, 2018 to be considered for review.
Can the application packet be dropped off?
Yes, applications may be dropped off in the Volunteer Services office Monday-Friday during office hours, 9am - 4pm.
Can I mail a part of the packet while I wait for my transcript or recommendations?
No, the packet must be COMPLETE (application, essay, program acknowledgement, transcript, and recommendations). Incomplete packets will not be considered.
I submitted my application packet. What happens next?
We will notify you via email that your application has been received and is being reviewed.
When do I find out if I am accepted?
Notifications will be emailed by 3pm, March 29, 2018.
Once I am accepted into the program, what requirements am I expected to fulfill?
You will be expected to obtain a background check (through the hospital, free-of-charge), complete a number of trainings, and obtain mandatory immunizations. All will be covered in further detail at the scheduled Information Session.
What if I cannot attend the Information Session or Orientation? What if I am not available for all the program dates?
You will not be considered and/or will be dropped from the program.
What if I cannot obtain the required immunizations?
For the safety of our patients and those taking care of our patients, all staff and volunteers are required to obtain the proper immunizations. If you are unable to provide proof of your immunity, you will not be able to participate in the program.
Do you provide the health clearances?
No, you must make arrangements with your own physician.
What does the fee cover?
Uniform, CPR training, some refreshments, certificate, and other program fees.
When are fees due?
Non-refundable deposit of $100 due by Info Session on April 8th and the balance is due on May 19th, Check-In Day. Fees: The cost for the program is $500.00. If accepted, a non-refundable $100.00 deposit will be due at the Information Session on April 8th. The balance ($400.00) will be due by May 19th. All payments should be made by cash or check (payable to UC Regents).
Who is check payable to?
What if I am sick?
One excused absence will be allowed. Program certificate/awards/hours verification will not be issued beyond one allowable excused absence.
May I select any department to volunteer in?
No, areas will be assigned.
Do you provide letter of recommendations?
No. However, the Program Manager will be able to verify your program hours.
May I receive class credit for this?
No, this program does not offer class/course credit.
How are participants selected? Is it first-come, first-served?
The Pre-Med Summer Scholar Team takes in to consideration the combination of GPA, essay and the 2 required recommendations. Applications received early in the application period are not necessarily chosen for the program.
What if I am not accepted in to the program?
You will have the option to be waitlisted and/or join our General Student Program.
Does this program provide student housing for the week?
This program is NOT a "summer camp-like" series - overnight accommodations or housing for the week is not included and the Summer Scholar is expected to make arrangements to attend each individual scheduled date.
Do you provide parking?
No, there is limited street metered parking or paid lots. We recommend being dropped off, using a reputable transportation service, or taking public transportation.
Do you provide transportation to the hospital?