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Health Care Career Exploring

Health Care Career Field

Health Care Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women 14-20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the fields of health care.

You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to conduct surgery on a dog or cat, take vital signs, evaluate an X-ray for broken bones or other ailments, properly put on surgical masks, gloves, and gowns, practice the latest techniques in physical therapy, build a crown for a tooth and so much more!

IU Riley– Post #1924

The Riley Health Care Explorers program is for students seeking information about the wide variety of professionals that form the team ensuring excellent care is delivered to the children at Riley. It takes a village; some might even say a small city to run a hospital like ours.
Please join us throughout the 2022-2023 school year to hear from a wide variety of professionals including but not limited to nurses, physicians, case management, social work, speech/audiology, and different technician roles throughout healthcare. Most will be conversational panels and presentations. We are also looking to include some simulation opportunities as well.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Monica Strigari September 14 (Click to RSVP) One Wednesday in Sep, Nov, Jan, Mar & May 6:00 PM Outpatient Center $82

Ascension St. Vincent – Post #NEW

The Ascension St Vincent program is for students seeking to explore different career paths and provides an in-depth, hands-on experience in the realm of healthcare. Students will learn about the different professions within the hospital by touring various departments, viewing informational presentations, and interacting with healthcare employees. Program focus will be physical and occupational therapy

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Molly Elgin September 15 (Click to RSVP) One Thursday/Month Ascension St. Vincent Hospital 1801 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN $82

IU Fairbanks School of Public Health– Post #1050

The Public Health post hosted by the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health (FSPH) at IUPUI will offer engaging activities and discussions with local public health professionals from FSPH and the Marion County Public Health Department, the state’s largest local health department. From learning about how to investigate a foodborne outbreak or trying on a hazardous material suit to touring a mosquito control laboratory, students will be introduced to a wide array of public health work that happens behind the scenes every day to prevent disease, protect the population and promote a healthy environment for all.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Shandy Hearth September 15 (Click to RSVP) One Thursday/Month 1202 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN $82

IU Methodist – Post #1908

Are you interested in becoming a healthcare professional? IU Health Methodist Hospital, one of the largest and most comprehensive hospitals in Indiana, is partnering with Central Indiana Exploring to offer a Health Career Explorer program for youth ages 14-20. The post provides an in-depth look at different healthcare careers by providing an opportunity to learn and explore in a variety of healthcare settings.
Meeting once per month for 2 hours, explorers will have the opportunity to learn about both clinical (examples: nurses, physicians, physical therapists, etc.) and non-clinical healthcare careers (examples: protective services, informatics, administration, etc.). Explorers will have the opportunity to learn about the spectrum of healthcare from entry level to doctorate level career opportunities. Additionally, youth will have various opportunities to shadow healthcare specialties throughout the year.

Every meeting will include 1-2 guest speakers, hands-on activities, and a tour of various healthcare areas. Shirt, parking and refreshments will be provided at no cost.

Contact Phone Email Open House Meetings Location Cost
Jill Castor October 11 (Click to RSVP) One Tuesday/Month IU Health Methodist Hospital 1701 Senate Blvd., Indianapolis, IN $82

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