Welcome to the Healthcare Explorers program at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. We are excited to offer youth in our community the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers in health care while still attending high school.
Explorer programs like this one help to “provide positive and meaningful real-world career experiences and leadership development opportunities for all teenagers and young adults in their chosen field of interest.” The Healthcare Explorers program helps young adults make a more informed decision about future careers and whether a particular career could be the right one for them. Typically, participating Healthcare Explorers will get involved, learn about a career and decide to pursue it, or they will learn enough about the career to determine it’s not the right fit for them. It’s better to learn now as a young adult that a career is not right for you, before spending lots of time and money on an education in pursuit of the wrong career.
The Healthcare Explorers program is for students ages 15 to 18 who are attending high school and seek an in-depth, hands-on experience in the realm of healthcare. Students learn about different professions within the hospital, and are engaged with hands-on activities, games and presentations. Explorers enjoy chances to closely interact with healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, doctors, nurses and administrators.
In addition, students in this program are among the first to receive information about applicable volunteer opportunities, as well as detailed information about the healthcare degrees required and earnings potential for various occupations. Explorers meet at Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital monthly, on the first Thursday or fourth Wednesday. Each session meets once a month, for 8 months. The program will only accept 40 students for each session in the 2019-2020 year. The cost for the program is $70/student.
Session 1: 3rd Wednesday of the month, October 16, 2019 - May 20, 2020
Session 2: 3rd Thursday of the month, October 17, 2019 – May 21, 2020
Time: 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Class size: Limited to 80 attendees (40 per session)
Target Audience: Young men and women who are at least 15 years of age and attending high school
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
23900 Katy Freeway
Katy, Texas 77494
Please complete this Explorer Application, print it out, and sign the hard copy. If applicant is under 18, a parent’s signature is required for participation. The hard copy of this application must be submitted in your application packet.
Please complete the Participant Guidelines, print it out, and sign the hard copy. If applicant is under 18, a parent’s signature is required for participation. The hard copy of this paperwork must be submitted in your application packet.
Please print this Registration Packet Checklist and include it in your registration packet to make sure you have included all required items.
The Explorer Program Registration Payment of $70 must be received to complete registration. Please print out and provide the confirmation email you received for your registration payment.