Health Coach Program
Future Physician Leaders & Health Coach Program Information Sessions
Join us for the UCR School of Medicine Pathway Programs Informational Session to learn more about:
- The Future Physician Leaders (FPL) program is a nine-week summer internship where you learn about developing a community health education project and present your research, network with various health professionals through the leadership lecture series, and a limited number of students may participate in a mentorship program.
- The Health Coach Program (HCP) provides students an opportunity to volunteer at a Riverside University Health System (RUHS) clinic and guide patients through goals aimed at achieving healthier lifestyles in partnership with a health care team during the academic school year (2022-2023).
Register for either of the two sessions:
March 10 – 5 to 6 p.m.
March 29 – 5 to 6 p.m.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Health Coach Program at the UC Riverside School of Medicine is a community-based collaborative aimed at reducing the number of patients with uncontrolled chronic conditions by training health coaches to support patient care by working with integral healthcare teams in a clinical setting.
Our health coaches are pre-medical and pre-health students currently enrolled as juniors and seniors at an undergraduate institution or recent college graduates.
Through weekly follow-ups and continuous communication with their patients’ health care team, health coaches: help patients build progressive goals, become true advocates for their patients, and establish a rapport that allows them to identify patient’s existing barriers to healthier lifestyle habits.
Information Session Recording Available
If you missed our information session on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, a recording is available.
It is intended for prospective applicants that would like to get a better idea about the application process, program components and program benefits for the 2022-2023 Health Coach Program.
These short answer essay questions are as follows:
Short Essay Response #1: Why do you want to become a Health Coach and how will participating in this program fit with your overall career goals?
Short Essay Response #2: What qualities/experiences do you have that you feel will allow you to improve the overall patient care experience as a health coach?
Short Essay Response #3: As a health coach you will be considered part of a healthcare team and will work alongside physicians, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare staff. Describe the experiences you have working in a collaborative environment where you maintained a professional relationship and good rapport with your colleagues?
Short Essay Response #4: Describe an experience when you used your active listening and your interpersonal communication skills to assist someone from a medically underserved community or someone that needed assistance navigating a healthcare system. Please be specific about your role and what you learned. (Please feel free to include any experience assisting someone in a healthcare setting. This can include a patient, group of patients or a family member.)