The Pomona Health Career Ladder (PHCL) is a pipeline fostering the progress of students from the Pomona community in becoming skilled and compassionate health care practitioners in a variety of medical and health care professions.

This program, which mentors students in Pomona Unified School District (PUSD) from the 6th grade to eventual matriculation at Western University of Health Sciences, is based upon five pillars:

HCL Pillars


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Expose students at an early age to the spectrum of health care professions available through a variety of methods, emphasizing practical experience and hands-on learning.

Develop Skills

Develop math, science and verbal skills necessary for undergraduate and professional school admissions and success.

Enhance Skills

Enhance test-taking skills and specific exam preparation, including PSAT, SAT and MCAT

Biomedical Scholars

Retain biomedical scholars in PHCL program through professional school graduation.

Culturally Competent

Produce culturally competent health care professionals.

Community Commitment

Foster community involvement of biomedical scholars and encourage their commitment to practice with the medically underserved in California, particularly in the Pomona area.

Encourage Involvement

Encourage family involvement and Pomona community investment in and support of medical scholars.