About the Rusk Health Career Opportunity Program

The Health Career Opportunity Program consists of three four-week internships that provide students with a hands-on, observational clinical experience and exposure to the diversity and variety of health professions. The program is primarily designed for students with minimal clinical experience. Originally founded by Dr. Howard Rusk and sponsored by the Lila and Dewitt Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund, the program has graduated approximately 5700 students throughout its 50-year history. The HCOP is unique because it offers students the opportunity to receive an intense experience in one specific health field and also explore other health professions. Many graduate and professional schools realize the importance of internships such as the HCOP.