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.
Virtual Career Talks
Each month, we will interview Prisma Health team members about their careers or a topic within their fields. The recorded videos will be posted here for your viewing.
May 2021: Stroke Information & Male Nursing Panel
April 2021: CPR Information
March 2021: Simulation Lab Procedures
Feb. 2021: Hemorrhage Control Talk
Jan. 2021: Anaphylaxis Talk & Nursing Career Talk
Dec. 2020: Bacteria vs. Viruses Talk
Nov. 2020: Emergency Medicine Career Talk
Speaker & Career Fair Requests
If 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.
Please note, due to COVID-19, in-person requests may not be fulfilled at this time. All requests must be virtual.
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. This year, the club will resume virtually and is open to any high student in South Carolina.
As a Virtual Health Careers Club member, students will receive email communications about virtual career/topic presentations, virtual events, and the opportunity to sign-up to in-person events/meetings, when available. There is no registration fee. To sign up, visit: 2021-22 Virtual Health Careers Club Registration Form.
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.
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.
Please note, due to COVID-19, volunteering opportunities may not be available at this time.
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.
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.