Comprehensive Health Careers Opportunity Program-HCOP

Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL.
Type Basic Science Research, Clinical Research


Dr. Cynthia Hughes Harris, Dean of the Florida A&M University’s School of Allied Health Sciences, is pleased to announce the 2017 Health Careers Opportunity Program High School Summer Institute.

The Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) High School Summer Institute is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a career in a health profession. The four week program will provide a wide range of educational and social experiences for thirty 9th 10th and 11th grade students (to be rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade) students next fall. The entire experience is designed to enhance participants’ academic abilities, social skills, and other competencies to increase their competitiveness for admission to a post-secondary health professions program. The Institute will be delivered through a series of structured, supervised activities including: organized lecture/discussions; formal classroom activities; mini-courses; specialized online courses; laboratory experiences; seminars; exposure to clinical and simulated settings in health care facilities; and college practice laboratories. The summer program is conducted on the FAMU campus.


Students/Parents who commit to full time participation for the entire four weeks will be given preference for admission to the program. Students who have summer schedules that do not permit uninterrupted four-weeks of participation in the summer program are encouraged not to apply. Upon selection for admission to the program, students and parents will be provided detailed information related to program activities, schedules, and other pertinent information.

More Information

Cynthia Hughes Harris, Ph.D.
School of Allied Health Sciences, 103 Ware-Rhaney Bldg., MLK Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32307-3500
Phone: 850-599-3819
Fax: 850-561-2502