Thank you for your interest in the Fresno State Health Careers Opportunity Program
(HCOP) Health Professions Pathways (HPP), housed within the Center for Access to Science
for All (CASA).
The HPP will provide valuable support to participants interested in pursuing targeted
Support may include, but not limited to, the following:
- Paid summer program for incoming Fresno State students
- Peer mentoring, health professions workshops and conferences
- Paid summer internships for selected students
- Free KAPLAN test preparation (DAT/GRE/MCAT/OAT/PCAT) for selected students
- Health professional mentorship
- Personal statement support
- Must join HCOP first
- Interested in pursing a career to become a:
- Clinical lab scientist
- Clinical psychologist/ behavioral health specialist
Public health specialists
- Educationally and/or economically disadvantaged.
- Citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of one of these: United States,
Commonwealths of Puerto Rico, Marianas Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American
Samoa, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Republic of Palau, Republic of the
Marshall Islands, Federated State of Micronesia.
The Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS) defines educationally and/or economically disadvantaged as
- Disadvantaged background: an individual comes from an economically or educationally/environmentally
disadvantaged background (https://bhw.hrsa.gov).
- Economically disadvantaged: an individual comes from a family with an annual income
below low-income thresholds established by the U.S. Census Bureau, adjusted annually
for changes in the Consumer Price Index, and adjusted by the Secretary of the HHS,
for use in all health professions programs (https://bhw.hrsa.gov). HHS Poverty Guideline guidelines can also be found HERE.
- Educationally/environmentally disadvantaged: an individual comes from an environment
that has inhibited the individual from obtaining the knowledge, skills, and abilities
required to enroll in and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program
providing education or training in an allied health profession (https://bhw.hrsa.gov).
Must join HCOP first.
After your application submission you will be contacted by HCOP regarding your HPP
application, HPP contract, and next steps. Please feel free to contact CASA by calling
(559) 278-4748 or visiting Science 1 room 101.