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    COPE Health Scholars: Junior Health Scholar Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: February, May, August, November
    • Session Length: Semester, Quarter, Other
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Internships
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: <$500
    • Career Clusters: Health Science
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    The Junior Health Scholar program offers medical job shadowing for high school students between the ages of 16-17. During their time in the program, Junior Health Scholars shadow current Health Scholars and observe how the patient care and administrative teams work together to deliver excellent care and to explore whether a career in health care is right for you. 

    Junior Health Scholars are given the opportunity to observe care in various clinical environments. Some of these environments may have graphic content, including but not limited to: patient nudity, graphic skin conditions, open wounds, injuries due to weapons, patients in distress, and graphic language. Junior Health Scholars will have sufficient training in how to react to situations in which graphic content is present upon beginning his or her rotations. Guardians will be asked to sign off on a graphic consent form during enrollment. Additionally, Junior Health Scholars may only attend a shift alongside a college-age Health Scholar, ensuring they receive adequate support and mentorship in a live patient care setting.