Undergraduate Research - FSMP/HCOP

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

Apply now for HCOP Summer 2021!

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.

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

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.

Applications are due by Friday, April 30th at 11:59pm.

The program is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 1st.

Apply here to participate in this year's undergraduate Health Careers Opportunities Program! 

Congratulations to our 2021 Student Research Symposium (SRS) participants!

Our 2020-2021 Faculty-Student Mentoring Program (F-SMP) Scholars each prepared a pre-recorded presentation, and participated in the virtual live Q&A session for this year's virtual San Diego State University Student Research Symposium! Most of these students also participated in our Summer of 2020 Health Careers Opportunities Program (HCOP) for the undergraduate research program. The five presentations you see below are a culmination of months of hard work and dedication, as well as mentorship and support from the F-SMP Guidance Team.


Living Autoethnography:
The Ecology of Latinas in STEM
Karla Giselle Alcaraz & Paulina Arellano

How Education Impacted my Cultural Identity as a Minoritized Immigrant:
An Autoethnographic Exploration
Matyas Hanna

Dehumanization from the Lens of an Advocate:
Amplifying the Experience of Immigrants Navigating the Southern California Healthcare System
through Autoethnography
Olinca Reyes-Gutierrez

Searching for Myself in Higher Education:
A Journey of Self-Reflexivity as a First-Generation Filipina Asian-American
Reychel Joy Robles

A Literature Review:
Don't Ovary Act, There is a Research Gap on the Effect of E-Cigarettes in Young Girls Reproductive System!
Tahmina Habibzada

Faculty Student Mentoring Program

As part of a partnership with the Division of Faculty Advancement and Student Success within Academic Affairs, 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.

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 HCOP partnership is to increase the number of qualified socio-economically and regionally diverse individuals 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.

Meet our HCOP Summer 2020 Undergraduate Scholars!

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Allow us to introduce our HCOP Summer 2020 Peer Mentors!

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