COPE Health Scholars Program Presents Internship Opportunities for MCU Science Students

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DuBois speaking to students in an MCU science class.

On October 16th, the Vice President of COPE Health Solutions, Elizabeth DuBois, visited campus and presented to students in six different science classes about the internship opportunities with the COPE Health Scholars Program. The program is an incredible opportunity for undergraduate students to have direct experience and interaction with patients and patient care.

Currently, MCU has one student in the program, and as a result of DuBois’ visit, another MCU student has been accepted to the program. The student will receive academic credit for her Spring 2019 internship with the program.

The program gives students “firsthand experience in both clinical and administrative health care settings and [they] become an integral part of the care delivery team,” according to the program’s website. Students “assist with basic care for patients alongside nurses, physicians and other members of the care delivery team, and have opportunities to learn the ‘business’ of health care, preparing [them] for [their] health care career.”

Through the program, MCU students can discover what it’s like to work in healthcare and figure out which healthcare profession is the best fit for them. The program gives students an insider’s perspective of different medical specialties as they rotate through different areas.

DuBois’ visit was a tremendous success with the students, and she also met with university leadership, science faculty and internship and career planning staff. As DuBois and MCU Assistant Director of Career Planning & Employer Relations Roshni Lal expand the partnership, they are looking toward opportunities for Marymount alumni who are interested in the health care industry.