Involvement for Teens
Medical Explorers Program, Post 169
If you are a teen considering a career in health care or medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Medical Explorers is a great way to learn what it takes. The Medical Explorers Program is part of the Boy Scouts of America, and is run by Jersey Shore University Medical Center.
Medical Exploring helps teens decide if a health care career fits into their future. They learn about a variety of health care careers, and hear from health care professionals who are experienced in their field. Additionally, they learn about preparing for a career, the educational requirements, salary ranges, and the benefits and rewards of the position. In addition, they participate in hands-on activities designed to familiarize students with a specific aspect of medicine.
Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis:
- Career Opportunities
- Life Skills
- Character Education
- Leadership Experience
Students ages 14-20 who are interested in health care careers are eligible to join Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Medical Explorers Program.
In order to join Medical Explorers, students must:
- Be a high school student between the ages of 14 and 20
- Pay the $35 joining fee (includes Boy Scout dues and scrubs)
- Attend a volunteer orientation session
Meetings consist of presentations by physicians, health care workers, tours within the hospital, and off-site visits. Efforts are made to provide a hands-on experience, rather than a lecture setting. Our goal is to provide a learning experience, while having fun. Explorers are required to attend monthly meetings.The program operates on an academic calendar, with monthly meetings from September to May.
Meetings are conducted by Medical Explorer student leaders, and feature a variety of health care professionals as guest speakers. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.