Considering a career in healthcare? 

CoxHealth Medical Explorers is a great way to learn what it takes. 

Medical Explorers Post 229 started in November 1968 as the first medical exploring post in the United States. The CoxHealth Medical Explorers program is a rewarding, non-traditional educational avenue for students ages 15-20 trying to decide if a health care career fits into their future. Explorers may begin their program in September or February. All qualifications must be met to be eligible for this exclusive, high quality program. 

Springfield Medical Explorers Fall 2017  

Registration is July 13 - Aug. 18.  

Open house 

Attendance at the open house isn't required – If you don't make it please stop by the Volunteer Office to turn in your application and have your picture taken. Two open houses will be held, and they are come-and-go events. At the open house you can turn in your completed application, try on scrubs (they will be ordered then handed out at a meeting), have your picture taken for your name tag, and ask questions.

Cox South, Meeting Room 3

Friday, Aug. 4, 2017
1:30 - 5:30 p.m. 

Questions? Email Pat Long.

Branson Medical Explorers

Registration is July 15 - Sept. 15.

Open house

Attendance at the open house isn’t required. This is a come-and-go event. At the open house you can turn in your completed application, try on scrubs, have your photo taken for your name tag and ask questions. If you don’t make it to the open house, stop by and see Ruth Huntsman inside the Skaggs Foundation office in the Plaza One building, Suite 404, to turn in your application and have your photo taken.

Magnolia & Dogwood Tree Rooms

Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
3 - 6 p.m.

Questions? Email Ruth Huntsman.


Requirements

Registration form
Permission form (ages 15-17 only)
Background screening authorization form (ages 18+ only)*
Copy of current grade record demonstrating a minimum C+ GPA from an accredited school program
Letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher, coach, principal, etc. (not a relative)
Complete immunization record
Registration fee
Once approved for the program, your Medical Explorers membership is good for one year. 

Meetings 

(Medical Explorers: Keep the information below.) 

Springfield

Attendance at the first Medical Explorers meeting on Feb 7, 2016, at 6 p.m. in Foster Auditorium, Cox Medical Center South, IS REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW EXPLORERS and re-registering Explorers. Explorers are required to attend monthly membership meetings held on the first Tuesday of the month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are held at Cox Medical Center South in Foster Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Meetings are conducted by the Medical Explorer coordinator and feature educational presentations by health care professionals – from Cox Air Care and emergency services to nursing and surgery.

Meeting space is limited and reserved for Medical Explorers. Parents/guardians/friends may remain on campus during Explorer meetings/rotations, but are asked to please wait in public areas such as the lobby or cafeteria. For the safety of our patients and program participants, accompanying an explorer on unit rotations is not allowed.


Branson

Attendance at the first Medical Explorers meeting IS REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW AND RETURNING EXPLORERS. Explorers are required to attend monthly membership meetings. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are held at Cox Medical Center Branson in the Redbud/Dogwood/Magnolia Rooms unless otherwise noted. Meetings are conducted by the Medical Explorer coordinator and the elected Medical Explorer Executive Committee, and feature educational presentations by health care professionals.

Meeting space is limited and reserved for Medical Explorers. Parents/guardians/friends may remain on campus during Explorer meetings/rotations, but are asked to please wait in public areas such as the lobby or cafeteria. For the safety of our patients and program participants, accompanying an explorer on unit rotations is not allowed.


If you do not qualify for the Medical Explorers program but would like to volunteer at CoxHealth, please call 417-269-4157.