K-12 Exploratory Opportunities
Prisma Health is committed to igniting students’ interests in health careers through exploratory opportunities. As opportunities develop, please check this page for a list of current programs.
Speaker & Career Fair RequestsIf your class, school or organization is looking for an in-class speaker or career fair participant, please complete our K-12 Request Form with all event details. Based on the form information provided, we will reach out to various contacts to work to fulfill your request. For more information, contact Susan Orr.
Health Careers Club (9th-12th grade)Prisma Health’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 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Greenville Memorial Medical Campus. Dues are $15 per year.
Registration for the 2019-2020 club is currently closed, but registration for the 2020-2021 club will open in April 2020. Club for the 2020-2021 school year will being in September 2020. Contact Susan Orr if you have any questions.
Volunteering (Ages 15+)Prisma Health–Upstate offers a summer teen volunteer program to high school students ages 15-17. 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. Students 18 and older can complete the Adult Volunteer Application online.
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 email@example.com, or visit Prisma Health Volunteer Services.
Health Science Career Center at Carolina High School (11th and 12th grade)
The Health Science Career Center (HSCC) seeks to provide robust hands-on, health career focused curriculum for 11th and 12th grade students at Carolina High School. Students in this program explore a wide range of health science vocational opportunities, research questions, and volunteering experiences while focusing on issues of population health and community engagement. The HSCC is about empowering youth to be the change they want to see in the future healthcare workforce.
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 and 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 students in a variety of clinical rehabilitation settings where they will 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. 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.