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Pre-health Career Enrichment Program

This program is possible thanks to The US Department of Education, the office of Congressman Tony Cardenas and the generous donations from Anthem Blue Cross of California, and FIGS. This Pre-health Career Enrichment Program is a response to the lack of diversity in medical careers. This program provides students who may have gone through educational, social, or economic challenges with mentorship and enrichment opportunities. These opportunities help pre-health college students obtain the tools to become competitive applicants to medical schools, physician assistant programs, nursing programs, and veterinary programs. 

Applications for this program have now closed. We will stay in touch with information on our future mentorship programs.


Pre-health Career Enrichment Program

The Vida Mobile Clinic Pre-health Enrichment Program is an 8-week leadership program that fosters community and empowers students to become successful applicants for clinical and non-clinical healthcare graduate programs. The program provides students that may have gone through educational, social, or economic challenges with mentorship and enrichment opportunities.


This program is free of cost and includes a stipend of $2,000 along with a stethoscope, white coat, a pair of scrubs, $200 for professional attire, and $350 for test preparation materials.

Participants will be responsible for any travel and personal expenses incurred while attending the program. 


The participants of this program will have access to multiple resources such as:

Shadowing hours

Assistance with applications

Professional development

Clinical & leadership skills



Cohort 6

March 8 - Application Opens
March 29 - Application Closes
April 12 - Decisions Released
April 27 - Orientation
May 10 to July 18 - Program Dates   



College students and post-baccalaureate students are eligible to apply

To be eligible students must:

Be from an underrepresented background or have gone through educational, social, or economic challenges during their studies  

Demonstrate an interest in serving underrepresented populations

Be available to participate during all program dates including orientation 



How much does this program cost? 

This program is free of cost and includes a stipend of $2,000 


Is housing provided to participants?

Housing is not provided to participants. Applicants should ensure they can attend the program before applying.


Is there a GPA requirement?

There is no GPA requirement. We encourage all college-level students interested in healthcare careers to apply. However, we collect GPA information during the application process to tailor our curriculum and ensure personalized academic support, aiming to deliver an educational experience that aligns with your specific needs and aspirations.


Can I participate in the program if I am in high school?

This program is intended for college and post-baccalaureate students. If you’re currently in high school we encourage you to check out our volunteer page to find out how to volunteer at Vida before enrolling in college.


How many participants will be accepted into the program?

13-14 students are accepted in each cohort. For 2023-2024 Vida will accept a total of 80 students in 6 different cohorts. 

If you are placed on the waitlist don’t worry, you will be contacted and given the opportunity to enroll in a future cohort.

When will the program take place?

Fridays (8:30 am - 5:30 pm): May 10, May 17, May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 12 

Saturdays (8:30 am- 4:00 pm): May 11, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 15,June 22, June 29, July 13

Shadowing hours will be scheduled from Monday to Thursday, based on each student's individual availability 





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