Training & Model Programs
UCLA Pathway for Students into Health Professions (PSHP)
The UCLA Pathways for Students into Health Professions (PSHP) program focuses on ensuring the success of underrepresented minority undergraduate students at UCLA who wish to pursue careers in maternal and child health professions. PSHP provides a unique and exciting curriculum for PSHP students, as well as the support and resources to optimize their ability to successfully enter graduate or professional schools. Because students from disadvantaged backgrounds often lack the support and resources to understand and navigate the world of higher education, PSHP provides a scaffolding that allows these students to flourish and succeed.
PSHP has four main goals:
- Increase the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing undergraduate education related to maternal and child health
- Provide mentoring support and resources needed to ensure that a majority of PSHP students graduate into MCH professional or graduate programs or positions
- Enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for public health practice and leadership for undergraduate minority students who are on a career track for entering MCH-related professions
- Increase collaborations with other entities that can strengthen our ability to support and mentor PSHP students