Health Careers Opportunity Program
What is HCOP at UM-Flint?
The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is a federally funded program granted to the School of Health Professions and Studies (SHPS) by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.
HCOP's primary goal is to assist and encourage students from Flint area schools to join the health professions field. As more students from the Flint area schools join health profession programs, graduate and successfully pursue careers in the health professions, diversity among health professionals in Genesee County will improve.
HCOP has several programs in place to assist Flint area students with the academic and social skills needed to successfully graduate from high school, enroll and graduate from college. We have programs for elementary, middle, high school and college students.
The following programs are offered to qualified participants:
Health Professions Club The Health Professions Club is a nine week after school club that exposes elementary, middle, and high school students to health careers and provides them hands-on activities to explore the various roles performed by health care professionals.
Tutoring Program The Tutoring Program is a free tutoring program for students who attend Flint Area Schools, Flint Charter Schools and Genesee Early College.
Saturday Morning Academy The Saturday Morning Academy is a twenty (20) week program that is designed to increase 9-12 grade students' awareness of health professions and enhance their ability to successfully compete for admission into health professions educational programs.
Health Careers Day On Friday, May 17th 2013, the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) will hold its 4th annual "Health Careers Day."
Pre-Matriculation Program Skills for College Success (PMP) The Pre-Matriculation Program is a 4 week summer program designed for high school graduates pursuing a career in the health field and accepted to the University of Michigan-Flint.
Tutoring Program Free tutorial services are offered for college students enrolled in the School of Health Professions and Studies.
Junior Summer Science and Math Camp (JSSMC) The JSSMC is a 6 week summer program that is designed to enhance middle school students' comprehension of basic science and math skills.
Pre-Health Professions Enrichment Program (PPEP) PPEP is a 6 week summer program for 9th, 10th & 11th graders interested in pursuing a career in the health field.
Pre-Matriculation Program (PMP) PMP is a 4 week summer program designed to transition Flint area high school graduates into the University of Michigan-Flint.