Hands-On Healthcare

Hands-On Healthcare is open to high school and college students, community members, and Memorial employees who are interested in learning more about healthcare careers.  Sessions occur monthly in partnership with SIU School of Medicine and are designed to allow participants the opportunity to engage with current healthcare professionals in interactive settings.

Each session will take participants through various stations in a specific healthcare field to get a better feel for the responsibilities associated with each department, as well as the education and training needed for that particular career.

Program Details

Interested parties may attend as many sessions as they wish at no cost, and may register online.  Registrations accepted on first-come, first-served basis, as participation is limited to 40 individuals per session.  Once participants complete the registration process, they will receive a confirmation email containing additional information, including documents they (and a parent or legal guardian if the participant is under the age of 18) will need to print, sign, and bring with them to the session.  Individuals who participate in multiple sessions need only to complete the supporting documents one time.

Each monthly session will begin and end promptly at the start time and end time listed in the schedule.  Sessions will rotate locations depending upon topic, and participants are responsible for their own transportation.

Fall Session Schedule

Hands-On Healthcare is a year round program and sessions will be offered on a monthly basis.  Future sessions will be added on a quarterly basis, so please check back frequently for future offerings. 


Date Time Topic Location
09/28/2017 6:00pm-8:00pm Medical Imaging


Memorial Center for Learning & Innovation–Classroom 2B

228 W. Miller St.

Springfield, IL 62702

10/19/2017 6:00pm-8:00pm Physical Therapy


Memorial Physician Services

3132 Old Jacksonville Rd., Suite 140

Springfield, IL 62704

11/16/2017 6:00pm-8:00pm Nursing


Memorial Center for Learning & Innovation–Classroom 2B

228 W. Miller St.

Springfield, IL 62702

12/07/2017 6:00pm-8:00pm Medical Education


SIU School of Medicine

801 N. Rutledge

Springfield, IL 62702


Register Now! 

Registration for each event will open approximately 30 days before the session takes place.

Once registration for each session is full, interested parties can choose to be added to the waitlist for the session.   In the event we are able to offer you a space for the session, we will contact you via email.


For more information on Hands-On Healthcare, please give us a call at 217-588-6254.

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