K-12 Exploratory Opportunities
Prisma Health has partnered with schools across the upstate to provide academic opportunities that promote health sciences and healthcare. As opportunities develop, please check this page for a list of current programs. For more information, please contact the programs listed below.
Health Careers Club (9th-12th graders)Prisma Health–Upstate’s Health Careers Club gives high school students the opportunity to learn more about health careers through activities, simulations and projects led by medical professionals. Students accepted into the program meet one Thursday each month during the school year from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the Greenville Memorial Medical Campus. Dues are $15 per year.
Registration for the 2019-2020 club is currently closed as the club and it’s waitlist is at capacity. Registration for the 2020-2021 club will open in April 2020. Contact Susan Orr if you have any questions.
Volunteering (Age 15+)Prisma Health–Upstate offers a summer teen volunteer program to high school students ages 15 and older. Students, who are willing to commit to volunteer at least 40 hours during the summer, are placed in various clinical and non-clinical areas across Prisma Health–Upstate. Individuals may request specific areas, but these requests are not guaranteed.
Note: Volunteer opportunities do not provide direct patient care. Applications for the summer are due each year by May 1. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Prisma Health Volunteer Services.
Health Science Career Center (11th and 12th graders)
MedEx Academy (Rising 12th grade for Tier I)
MedEx Academy is a full immersive summer experience designed for students interested in the health sciences. MedEx provides students with various enriching opportunities from simulation to debates to interview preparation to hospital observation.
High school students interested in pursuing a therapy degree program are welcome to apply to a Pre-Therapy Experience. Prisma Health–Upstate’s Pre-Therapy Experiences will immerse you in a variety of clinical rehabilitation settings where you’ll obtain valuable insight from skilled professionals, acquire an understanding of the therapist’s role and explore evaluations, treatments and modalities within rehabilitation therapy.
Apply here: https://hsc.ghs.org/education/pre-therapy/. Spots are VERY limited, but please don’t hesitate to apply. Please note: While the application says that the preferred degree program is “students currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program”, high school students can still apply.