Undergraduate Research - FSMP/HCOP

The SDSU Pre-College Institute is committed to fostering research at the undergraduate level. 

HCOP Summer 2020 - Applications Now Open!  
HCOP Summer 2020

HCOP Summer 2020 Flyer

Click here to apply now! Application deadline extended to Sunday, May 10!

What is HCOP?

The Pre-College Institute sponsors an eight-week HCOP Undergraduate Summer Scholars Program that provides financial and academic support for low-income, first generation, culturally diverse college students as they prepare for postsecondary education in health-related fields. The program will be delivered online.

Who is eligible?

The program is for undergraduates from financially,  culturally or environmentally underserved backgrounds and who have achieved at least a sophomore standing.

 What are the requirements?

The program requires a minimum 20-hour-a-week research commitment and attendance at all seminars and presentations to assist you in conducting research germane to your development as a professional.

Benefits of Participation in HCOP
  • Assess your cultural competence by engaging in self-inquiry and writing an autoethnography.
  • Work directly with Faculty Advisors and Near-peer Mentors to develop research methods and inquiry skills.
  • Attend weekly virtual seminars and discussions with Dr. Cynthia Park and José H. Cadena, PhD Candidate.
  • Preparation for graduate education opportunities.
  • Presentation of research at SDSU's Student Research Symposium.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to engage in voluntary participatory research on the benefits of the program.
  • Voluntary participatory research will require in-depth interviews, and a commitment to follow your academic and professional progress for five years, and submission of your annual academic transcripts.

Faculty Student Mentoring Program - FSMP

As part of a partnership with the Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement, PCI involves the Pathways Office and HCOP program to support, assist, and motivate each student in the acquisition of skills, knowledge and ways of thinking that will promote their individual development as a scholar and a thinker. In addition, the program offers each student psychosocial support that is relevant to possible work, career, and professional advancement in life beyond the baccalaureate. Aspiring students should have achieved junior status, be eligible for work/study financial aid, and demonstrate a commitment and interest in their own personal and professional growth. The PCI mentoring model aims to create a safe, open environment in which each student can both learn and try things for themselves within the guidelines of the selected evaluation research paradigm. The PCI model also offers students the opportunity to work in an apprentice role to an experienced educational researcher.

FSMP Application

Health Careers Opportunities Program - HCOP

SDSU Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is part of the HCOP San Diego Regional Consortium, a partnership of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (School of Pediatrics, Center for Community Health), SDSU, San Diego Border Area Health Education Center/Scripps Family Residency Program, nine Community Colleges and nine high schools. The goal of the partnership is to increase the number of qualified disadvantaged individuals from urban and rural areas to enter the region’s health care workforce. At SDSU, HCOP consists of two parts, the high school pre-internship and internship programs and the undergraduate Scholars program. Program participants get hands-on experience working with a mentor in research labs throughout San Diego County and receive a stipend for their participation.

To apply to HCOP Summer 2020, visit this link! Applications open until May 4th!