Public Health Major Receives COPE Health Scholars Exemplary Service Award

Anne Massie and Eunice Seet

Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) student Eunice Seet began the COPE Health Scholars Program offered at Adventist Health Castle (formerly Castle Medical Center) on August 1, following a rigorous and competitive application process. The program provides individuals interested in pursuing a healthcare career an immersive educational experience in the hospital, combining didactic education with firsthand experience in direct patient care environments. 

As a COPE Health Scholar, Seet received both hands-on experience in the field as well as course credit towards her BSPH Practicum internship course. By December, she had earned 280 hours of practice experience in the COPE Health Scholars Program, qualifying her to receive a certificate in Patient Experience and Pre-Licensed Clinical Care from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Executive Programs in Health Policy and Management and confirming her successful completion of the program. 

Seet was recently presented with the Exemplary Service Award for the floor of Laulima (the telemetry unit). This award is only earned by Health Scholars who are compassionate, patient-centered, respectful and hard-working. 

The Program Manager, Rachael Aquino, Ph.D., states, “Eunice is one of the best students we’ve ever had in the program. She is a delight to work with and we know that she is a person we can trust with our patients and their families.” 

Regarding her experience as a COPE Health Scholar, Seet says, “The COPE Health scholars program has given me the opportunity to be a part of something larger than I could imagine. The task and responsibilities assigned challenge me to expand my knowledge and experience about the medical field in ways that I cannot get elsewhere.” 

Upon graduating from HPU in December with a BSPH degree and a certificate from UCLA, Seet says she seeks to work in the public health field in Hawai‘i.     

The COPE Health Scholars Program recently began in Hawai‘i, building upon the 18 years that the program has been offered by COPE Health Solutions in partnership with health systems and hospitals in California and Washington. Health Scholars come from diverse backgrounds and interests from nursing and pre-medicine to allied health, health administration and public health. If you are interested in learning more about the COPE Health Scholars Program at Adventist Health Castle in Kailua, Oahu, visit the website at copehealthscholars.org or email the COPE Health Scholars Leaders Team at ahcs@recruitcopehealthscholars.org.

Pictured are Adventist Health Castle's Infection Preventionist Anne Massie and Eunice Seet during Seet's infection prevention rotation