The Health Careers Opportunity Program is based in Weber State University’s Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions. The program builds diversity in the health professions by helping students from a variety of backgrounds prepare for college and eventually a career in medicine or health.
HCOP serves high school students in the following schools:
- Ben Lomond High School
- Bonneville High School
- Ogden High School
- Roy High School
Activities during the school year give HCOP students the chance to learn about different health-care careers, get hands-on learning opportunities like dissections, and find out just how rewarding—and fun—college can be.
And for 30 HCOP students, a competitive summer program offers students the opportunity to come to WSU for six weeks, where they’ll learn even more about health-care careers, participate in classes and labs and even earn minimum wage for the time spent in class.