Compromiso, Valores, Servicio (CVS)

Application information

Application Deadline: Rolling with Nov. 1 deadline

Requirements: Online application including an essay; personal statement; translation of passage; one letter of reference from a teacher, faculty member, or volunteer/work supervisor; and an official transcript (GPA of 2.8 or above).

CVS Pathway Program Flyer

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Eligibility requirements

  • High school seniors (18+), college-level students
  • Transcript (GPA of a 2.8 or above)
  • Resume
  • Letter of recommendation (1)
    • Faculty member
    • Volunteer or work
  • Online application
    • Perception of the Hispanic/Latino Community in American health care
    • Personal statement (Hard-coded question)
    • Translation of Spanish passage to English

Program description

Compromiso, Valores, Servicio, is a pathway program in the spring and early summer offered to Spanish-speaking bilingual students aged 18 and up who are interested in serving as members of a health care team. The program gives students experience serving as medical interpreters while exploring a career in pharmacy.

Participants meet once a week for two-hour sessions to develop clinical skills, learn about the pharmacy profession, and prepare for immersive shadowing opportunities at CrossOver Healthcare Ministry. Participants will interact with various VCU School of Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students throughout the spring semester with the intent of exposing them to different kinds of pharmacy careers and preparing them for the pharmacy school application. Participants will be matched with current pharmacy school students to receive one-on-one mentoring throughout the duration of the CVS Program. The program will close with a graduation celebration and dinner for all participants, faculty, staff, and students involved. Each participant will receive $500 per semester to cover any program costs.


January - May


  • W-9
  • Direct deposit form ($500 per semester)
  • Immunization form
  • Expectations form
  • Eval tracking form (SS #)


VCU School of Pharmacy and off-site locations.

Contact information

For more information, please contact