Healthcare Explorers of Central Illinois

Healthcare Explorers of Central Illinois (formerly Memorial Explorers Post 1897 and Medical Explorers Post 998) is a hands-on program open to high school students who are interested in learning more about careers in healthcare. Students will be exposed to a full array of healthcare career options including rehabilitation, nursing, emergency medical services, perioperative services and more. Memorial Health System and Southern Illinois University School of Medicine are partnering together to offer a more robust exploring program to high school students with monthly sessions that run from October through May.

Each session will take students through various stations in a specific healthcare field to get a better feel for the responsibilities associated with each department as well as the educational requirements for that particular career. There are no attendance requirements and students can choose to attend whichever sessions they are most interested in. The program will conclude with a Recognition Ceremony on May 25 to celebrate the completion of the program.


Program Details

  • When and Where

    First Nighter Event – Parents Invited (encouraged for program participation)
    Oct. 6, 2016 at 6 p.m.
    Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium
    228 W. Miller St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Recognition Ceremony – Parents Invited
    May 25, 2017 at 6 p.m.
    Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, M.G. Nelson Family Auditorium
    228 W. Miller St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Each monthly program will begin at 6 p.m. and end promptly by 8 p.m. Sessions will rotate locations depending upon topic, and students will be responsible for their own transportation.

    Session List:

    10/20/2016 Rehabilitation Services Memorial Physician Services

    3132 Old Jacksonville Rd., Suite 140

    Springfield, IL 62704

    11/10/2016 Nursing Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

    Classroom 2A

    228 W. Miller St.

    Springfield, IL 62702

    12/15/2016 Emergency Medical Services Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

    Classroom 2A

    228 W. Miller St.

    Springfield, IL 62702

    01/05/2017 Perioperative Services

    & Surgical Skills

    Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

    Classroom 2A

    228 W. Miller St.

    Springfield, IL 62702

    01/26/2017 Medical Education SIU School of Medicine

    801 N. Rutledge

    Springfield, IL 62702

    02/23/2017 Primary Care Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

    Classroom 2A

    228 W. Miller St.

    Springfield, IL 62702

    03/16/2017 Specialty Care Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

    Classroom 2A

    228 W. Miller St.

    Springfield, IL 62702

    04/13/2017 Medical Research SIU School of Medicine

    801 N. Rutledge

    Springfield, IL 62702

    05/04/2017 Respiratory Therapy Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation

    Classroom 2A

    228 W. Miller St.

    Springfield, IL 62702

  • Cost to Participate

    The Boy Scouts of America charges a nominal fee for participation in the Explorer Post program.  As part of our commitment to our community and the education of the future healthcare workforce, Memorial Health System and SIU School of Medicine will be covering the participant fee for this program.

  • Register Now!

    If you are interested in registering for the program, please contact us at 217-588-6254

  • Questions?

    For more information on Healthcare Explorers of Central Illinois, give us a call us at 217-588-6254.

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