Posted by Kaitlyn McConnell on July 17, 2017

Medical Explorers, a longtime tradition at CoxHealth, offers young adults an opportunity to see if a career in health care is right for them – and registration for the next chance to participate is currently underway. Applications will be accepted for the upcoming session until Aug. 18.

The program is open to students ages 15 to 20, and allows them to shadow and interact with providers across the medical field. At least once each month, students shadow for two-hour to three hour shifts in various areas of the hospital, including Pediatric Urgent Care, nursing units, and radiology. Monthly meetings also introduce students to a variety of health-care topics, such as air care, emergency services, nursing and surgery.

CoxHealth’s Medical Explorers program began in 1968, and is the second oldest – and the largest – program in the country. Around 250 students participate in the program annually at CoxHealth.

For more information about the program, click here or call 417-269-4157.