YMCA Health Care Explorers Summer Program

2019 YMCA Health Care Explorers Summer Program informationThe 2019 YMCA Health Care Explorers Summer Program of Wake Forest School of Medicine is designed to recruit, educate, and prepare high school students for careers in the health professions. The program period is June 24-28, 2019. Specifically, the program's aim is to identify 20-25 ninth through twelfth grade high school students who have an interest in a health career and academic potential for a career in the health sciences.

Activities include 20 to 25 hours of presentations, tours, observations and educational experiences. 

During the program, students will be able to:

  • Learn responsibilities, health career exploration and educational preparation of select health professions.
  • Observe state-of-the-art health technology equipment used in various health professions.
  • Develop an understanding of the health care delivery system and the principles of medical ethics and safety.
  • Cultivate effective skills of personal development in areas such as peer relation, teamwork, and leadership.
  • Meet health care practitioners and health professional students who share their health career goals.

Application requirements

  • Be a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Complete the application process and meet the summer program guidelines.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  • Submit a letter of interest outlining your career goals and why you want to participate in our summer program.
  • Submit the Photo Release form and Liability Waiver.

For more information, contact Lamonica Ames, Project Manager, at lames@wakehealth.edu or 336-713-9358.