Healthcare Career Exploration Program (HCEP)

** The deadline for the Healthcare Career Exploration Program (HCEP) has passed. If you applied prior to the deadline, please wait for the Volunteer Coordinator to reach out to schedule your interview. Thank you! **

Program Dates: Monday July 8 to Friday August 23, 2024

The Healthcare Career Exploration Program (HCEP) is a hybrid (virtual and in-person) immersive experience designed for high school students with an interest in a career in healthcare. Featuring guest speakers from various areas of the hospital each week, HCEP is meant to give participants an exploratory glimpse and well-rounded perspective of careers in a healthcare setting. We encourage students to apply who are not yet certain about their future college majors, who may have felt discouraged from a career in healthcare, who may not know all the roles/responsibilities in a hospital environment. The program will be 7 weeks in length consisting of:

  • A mandatory Welcome Session (with parents) on Wednesday June 26, 2024, from 5:30-7pm
  • A mandatory in-person Orientation on Monday, July 8, 2024, from 10am-2pm
  • Seven 90-minute Career Exploration/Medical Innovation Sessions on Wednesdays
  • One weekly in-person volunteer shift
  • A Finale Session: Hour certificates and light refreshments will be served

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a rising high school Junior/Senior, or a 2024 high school graduate (no exceptions).
  • Must be at least 16 years old at the start of the program (okay to apply if turning 16 on or before July 8, 2024).
  • Must be able to attend 6 out of 7 weeks of the program.

Outline for Program

Wednesdays: Career Exploration/Medical Innovation Sessions (must attend 6 out of 7)

One volunteer shift per week (students can choose either Mon, Tues, Thurs, or Fri): Central Transport Services (CTS) Shifts; Patient Access Services (PAS) Shifts

How to Apply

All interested applicants need to fill out the online application and submit the following application materials to in one email, or your application will not be considered:

  • Volunteer Quick Registration Form
  • Immunization Records
    • Including:
      • a TB test within the last 90 days (please keep in mind that TB test results can take up to a week to come in)
      • proof of a 2023-24 flu shot, and
      • COVID-19 initial series
    • Please submit all immunizations together in one attachment
    • The Infection Control Standards form can be filled out, but not mandatory as long as all required vaccinations are present in your records
  • 2x2 Photo
    • See guidelines- We require a 2x2 photo, not a copy of your ID/driver's license
  • 2 References


Once we review applications, we will reach out to schedule your interview.

For more information regarding the Healthcare Career Exploration Program (HCEP), please email

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