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April 1 application deadline for Health Careers Opportunity Program at UT Pan American
By C.M. Powell
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Posted: 02/20/1998
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High school seniors preparing to graduate this spring have until April 1 to apply for an academic enrichment program offered this summer at The University of Texas-Pan American called the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP).

The university is recruiting 30 students to take part in the program's six-week Pre-Freshman summer enrichment session from July 6 to Aug. 14. Students will attend classes in chemistry, mathematics, writing and study skills.

The program is designed to help students planning to enroll as freshmen at UT Pan American in the fall and major in a health or allied health field.

"This is an excellent opportunity for students to get a head start toward achieving their goal of becoming a health or allied health professional," said Joan Reed, associate director of the program. "They get a chance to meet other freshmen who have similar goals. They can develop a group of study partners to help them in the challenging math and science classes they are required to take for admission into professional health and allied health programs."

In addition to the summer enrichment program, HCOP also monitors each student's progress and provides career counseling and academic advising while they are completing their pre-professional coursework at UT Pan American.

"Our goal is to get them admitted into professional health or allied health programs," Reed said. "We offer academic enrichment and other supports to help them become competitive applicants."

Students in the program also receive $40 per class day during the summer enrichment program.

For more information, an application and a complete list of HCOP admission requirements, contact HCOP at 381-2419.