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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.

Click here to watch a video about the Healthcare Explorers program at Memorial Hermann Katy.

Registration

Register in September for the 2017-2018 Explorer Season Starting in October
Online registration begins at 6 p.m. on September 7 and will remain open until the program is full. The cost to participate is $60/student, which includes fees for the Boy Scout's Explorer Corporate Application, Background Check, Explorer Post T-shirt and session supplies.

Session Dates:

Session 1: 1st Wednesday of the month, October 4, 2017 - May 2, 2018
Session 2: 4th Monday of the month (except December & May), October 23, 2017 – May 14, 2018

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

Location:

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital
Tiger Conference Rooms
23900 Katy Freeway
Katy, Texas 77494

Overview

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 2017-2018 year. The cost for the program is $60/student.

Contact us
For questions or comments, email:
Heather Rojas at heather.rojas@memorialhermann.org
Stephany Coleman at Stephany.coleman@memorialhermann.org

Schedule

Memorial Hermann Katy 2016 – 2017 Explorer Sessions

Session Topics
3:30 – 5:00 in Tiger A & B
Session 1 Date
(1st Thursday)
Session 2 Date
(4th Wednesday)
Human Resources
Overview of Healthcare Careers
Wed, Oct 4Mon, Oct 23
Imaging
Overview of Imaging/Radiology and different tests, equipment, and careers.

Wed, Nov 1

Mon, Nov 27

Specific Nursing Focus
ICU and Women’s & Children’s Services
Wed, Dec 6Tues, Dec 12
(2
nd Tuesday)
Emergency Management
Overview of Emergency Services, including a tour of an Ambulance and the Life Flight Helicopter.

Wed, Jan 3

Mon, Jan 22

Surgery
Mock Operating Room and surgical career overview.
Wed, Feb 7Mon, Feb 26
Pharmacy
Tour of department and demonstration of process.

Wed, Mar 7

Mon, Mar 26

Laboratory
Tour of department and demonstration of process.
Wed, Apr 4Mon, Apr 23
A Panel Discussion with Nurses & Physicians
Nurses and Physicians from different areas of practice and backgrounds sit on a panel and answer questions.

Wed, May 2

Mon, May 14
(2nd Monday) 

Online Registration and Payment

The Explorer Program Registration Payment of $60 must be received to complete registration. Please print out and provide the confirmation email you received for your registration payment.

Registration is now closed

Registration Documents

Explorer Application

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.

Download Application

Background Check

Please complete this Background Check Authorization, 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.

Download Document

Participant Guidelines

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.

Download Guidelines

Registration Packet Checklist

Please print this Registration Packet Checklist and include it in your registration packet to make sure you have included all required items.

Download Checklist

Registration Payment

The Explorer Program Registration Payment of $60 must be received to complete registration. Please print out and provide the confirmation email you received for your registration payment.

Videos

Healthcare Exploring from the Student’s Perspective

Healthcare Exploring from the Advisor’s Perspective