Urban Health Fellows Program

The Urban Health Fellows Program is designed for freshman students at Cleveland State University interested in pursuing careers in a health care field. This program is open to students interested in any of the wide range of health professional careers, including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and hearing, physician assisting, nursing, etc... The ultimate goal of the program is to help student to develop the skills that will enable them to be successful in being accepted to a health professional program.

This program is designed to help student through the transition from high school to university life, succeed in their academic pursuits, and learn more about various careers in the health professions. The program provides academic support and enrichment to help students achieve the academic and personal record that will increase their success in entering and completing health professional education. It consists of both required and optional activities.

Students who successfully complete the first year of the program will be eligible to continue in their sophomore year. Students will have opportunities that help you build your resume and strengthen your applications for graduate and professional programs, and Students who successfully complete the program may be qualified to receive a book scholarship in their second year.

Students in the program will participate in:

  • Summer Enrichment Experience
  • Freshman Orientation Course concentrated on the health professions (ASC 101)
  • Peer mentoring program
  • Health Professions Affinity Communities (HPAC)
  • Tutoring for the sciences
  • Workshops and seminars

Students will be provided with opportunities to attend special workshops and seminars hosted by faculty and professional health care providers, participate in service learning activities, and other health-related programming designed to help them become familiar with the range of professions from which they might choose, and to acquire the academic and personal attributes that are required for success in health professional education.

Criteria for Eligibility: 

  • 1st Generation (first in family to attend college)
  • Federal Pell Grant Eligible (from FAFSA)
  • Participated in a CSU, NEOMED, or CMSD Pipeline program
  • Will graduate from a public or charter high school in Cuyahoga County in 2014
For more information or an application, please contact Kerri Caine, Coordinator of NEOMED-CSU Partnerships Programs at Cleveland State University at 216.802.3160 or k.caine36@csuohio.edu.
(Annual application deadline is July 1st)
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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
COSHP Advising Center
2121 Euclid Avenue, MC 218B
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
1899 East 22nd St.
Main Classroom Room 218B
Phone: 216.687.9321

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