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 Spring 2017  

Registration begins Dec. 5, 2016.  

Early deadline to register is 4 p.m., Jan. 6, 2017.

FINAL deadline to register is 4 p.m., Jan. 13, 2017 (applications must be received in the Volunteer Services office) 

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

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017
2 - 6 p.m. 

Questions? Email Pat Long.

Branson Medical Explorers

Spring 2017 information will be available soon.

Registration begins July 25, 2016. 

Early deadline is 4 p.m., Aug. 18, 2016 (applications must be received in the Branson Human Resources office, Plaza One, Suite 101) 

FINAL deadline to register is 4 p.m., Aug. 26, 2016 (applications must be received in the Branson Human Resources office, Plaza One, Suite 101) 

Attend our open house to ask questions, turn in your application, try on your uniform and get your photo taken for your name badge:  
Aug. 23, 2016, 2:30-7 p.m., Magnolia and Dogwood rooms at Cox Medical Center Branson 

Branson Fees: 

New Explorers 

$87 (early registration due Aug. 18, 2016, by 4 p.m.) 
$97 (final deadline to register is Aug. 26, 2016 by 4 p.m.) 

Returning Explorers 

$52 if you are a returning explorer and do not need scrubs and name tag
(early registration due by Aug. 18, 2016 by 4 p.m.) 
$62 if you are returning explorer and do not need scrubs and name badge
(final deadline to register Aug. 26, 2016 by 4 p.m.)

Requirements
Requirements Registration form
Requirements Permission form (ages 15-17 only)
Requirements Background screening authorization form (ages 18+ only)*
Requirements Copy of current grade record demonstrating a minimum C+ GPA from an accredited school program
Requirements Letter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher, coach, principal, etc. (not a relative)
Requirements Complete immunization record
Requirements 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 on Thursday, Oct. 6, IS REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW 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.