Admission Process

Step 1: Complete the Application

  1. Identify site preference
  2. NOTE: If applying to White Memorial Medical Center or Swedish Medical Center, please complete the Clinical Care Extender/PrepStep-Health Care Scholar online application.
  3. If applying to all other sites, please follow the steps below.
    1. Download and complete the application (Download application)
      • You MUST download Adobe Reader in order to complete the application. Download Adobe Reader here
      • Please note that you must save the application using the following file name format: [First name Last name] - Application
        • For example if your name is Jane Doe, your document should be named Jane Doe - Application
    2. Attach your application and 1-page resume and send it to your desired site via email.
  4. Citrus Valley Health Partners

    Glendale Adventist Medical Center

    Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

    Riverside Community Hospital

    St. Francis Medical Center

    St. John’s Regional Medical Center

    St. Mary Medical Center

  5. You will recieve an email confirmation that application was received within  24 to 48 hours.
  6. The confirmation email will include a link to PayPal to pay the application fee. Your application will not be reviewed until the payment is received.


Step 2: Interview

  • Selected candidates will be invited to a group interview.
  • Interviews will take place in the month following the application deadline.

Step 3: Program Clearance

  • Accepted applicants will be required to provide proof of immunizations as dictated by their program site.
  • Accepted applicants must attend the clearance appointment to submit copies of the required immunizations and records and complete pre-training paperwork.
  • Specific information about the clearance appointment dates and requirements will be provided after application submission.

Step 4: Training

  • Selected applicants will be required to attend a three-day training, held on weekends, in the month before the rotation is scheduled to begin.
  • Training consists of both hands-on and didactic education covering: infection control, patient-care techniques, customer service, cultural competency, confidentiality, introduction to patient-care team, and much more.
  • Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to succesfully complete training.
    • Multiple choice exam – pass with at least an 80%
    • Practical exam – pass with at least an 80%