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VCHCA HOPE SUMMER STUDENT PROGRAM

2022 Health Occupations Pipeline Education (HOPE)
Ventura County Health Care Agency (VCHCA)

The Health Occupations Pipeline Education (HOPE) Student Programming is a collaboration between the Ventura County Health Care Agency (VCHCA) departments and divisions. HOPE is supported by Instructors/Mentors from Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC)/Santa Paula Hospital, Family Medicine Residency and Ambulatory Care.

HOPE was created to provide diverse opportunities for local high school, community college and university students. In a few short years, HOPE has been instrumental in increasing educational opportunities, leadership and professional development for greater than 350 students in our community. The program is designed to provide authentic clinical exposure and service, insight into research and evidence, opportunity to explore professional goals and expand healthcare opportunities. Equipment, supplies, and VCHCA training facilities are used to train students and expose them to new and innovative skills which we hope will inspire them to continue their higher education in healthcare, while building our future workforce.


HOPE student selection considers student opportunities and the focus is to recruit students from historically underserved communities who would otherwise not have access to having role models or mentors in health care fields. 

Our goal is to inspire the next generation of healthcare leaders for Ventura County.

 

THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE

Student Writing

HOPE HEALTHCARE SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

College Students

HOPE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

 

EN ESPAÑOL

Para obtener información sobre La Programación Estudiantil de Educación de La Tubería de Ocupaciones de Salud (HOPE) escrito en español, haga clic en el siguiente enlace.

 

HOPE HEALTHCARE STUDENTS

Students will be exposed to a variety of healthcare pathways during this 5-week program while hosted at one of VCHCA Clinical Sites. Programming will run 9 am – 4 pm, Monday through Friday. The objective of the program is to expose participants to key skills sets, work ethics, disciplines and fundamental elements of diverse healthcare professionals in a dynamic health care delivery arena. 
The 5-week program overlaps with other student programming including our college and university level programming such that all students will be learning together the first week. HOPE will highlight many Divisions of Ventura County Health Care Agency, Public Health, Behavioral Health, Medical Examiner’s Office, Healthcare for the Homeless and many departments including Surgery, Medicine, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Pathology, Oncology, Phlebotomy, BioMed Diagnostics and Technology, Information Technology (IT/Electronic Health) and Health Information Management (HIM), Nursing, Respiratory Therapy and Physical Therapy during orientation.

 
 

APPLYING TO HOPE

Important Dates

  • The 2022 HOPE Summer Student Program begins Friday July 1, 2022 and ends Friday August 5, 2022.

  • Application Filing Period: Applications must be received no later than Monday May 2, 2022 by email, or Postmarked by Monday April 25, 2022 (See address below).

  • Letters of Recommendation are due by: 5:00 pm, Monday May 2, 2022 (By mail or by email to HOPEProgram@Ventura.org).

  • Interviews held May 4 through May 13, 2022 (In-person, Zoom, or phone).

  • Students will be notified regarding participation by the HOPE Coordinator and Health Liaison by: Friday June 3, 2022. Any additional slots will be filled by June 22, 2022.


​All Summer Students will be invited to the Culmination Friday August 5, 2022 to review the Summer Highlights and to celebrate all of our summer students.

 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Letters of Recommendation are encouraged to be submitted:

By email to:

HOPEProgram@Ventura.org

    

OR

Mailed to:

Medical Education
300 Hillmont Ave, Building 340B
 Ventura, CA 93003