Cal State Fullerton interviewed Dr. David Chenot, our co-program director, and two of our students about our new grant:
"The program really changed my educational outcome," adds Essayli, who was a guest speaker at this year's pre-matriculation program. "The assistance and support helped me focus on what I could do, how I could make a difference in my community."
“Because of the preparation I’m receiving through HCOP, I feel ready to pursue grad school,” says Benitez. “I know that I can keep up with the work and excel.”
Cal State Fullerton interviewed Sora Tanjasiri, our co-program director, about our new grant:
“In minority communities, the need (for allied health professionals) is particularly high as there may also be language and cultural barriers,” Tanjasiri explained. “Many Latinos, Pacific Islanders and Southeast Asians feel more comfortable talking to someone who speaks their language, understands some of the cultural sensitivities, and can address problems that might be specific to their particular cultures, such as a reluctance to disclose emotional issues or discuss family problems. These groups are among the fastest growing in Orange County, which is already a majority-minority area.”
We’re excited to launch our website for our brand new program! Please look around to learn more about what the academy is, what we do, who we are, and how you can get involved!