Applying for HCP

This application cycle is currently CLOSED.

Our 2022-2023 application cycle will open again on February 1, 2022.

Eligibility and Requirements

To participate, individuals must be:

  • A rising third-year or fourth year student who will complete nine quarters or six semesters by the end of Spring 2022.
  • A ready to transfer community college student with at least two semesters or three quarters completed by Spring 2022.
  • A recently graduated college student from any educational institution.

In addition, individuals should demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Strong ties to the region: attended high school or college in the Inland Empire (Riverside or San Bernardino County).
  • Commitment to serve or plan to work with the underserved population in the Inland Empire.
  • Strong interest in the health professions.
  • Minimum Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math (BCPM ) GPA of 3.0 highly encouraged (If  you have demonstrated a strong commitment to service and patient care, may make exceptions.)

Applicants should also plan to submit:

  • An Online Application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Applicants should also plan to have their recommender submit:

  • 1 letter of recommendation (This letter may be written by a undergraduate faculty, pre-health advisor, mentor or an employer that can attest to your character and professionalism) using our online LOR submission LINK.
  • The recommender will also be asked to complete an online character assessment of the applicant through the LOR submission LINK.

Please contact the coordinator at for additional questions about eligibility and application requirements. Applicants from educationally and/or socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Requirements for Finalists

All finalists must be able to attend the mandatory orientation/training sessions and complete the on-boarding processes between May - August in order to participate in the Health Coach Program.

Mandatory Tasks and Trainings
Onboarding paperwork
Orientation and Training
Motivational Interviewing Training
Riverside University Health System (RUHS) Volunteer Orientation
Riverside University Health System EPIC Training
Clinic Site Tours
On-site Shadowing and Training