Medical Explorers Offers Early Exposure to Health Careers


Macomb - Medical Explorers is a free program offered to all area high school students interested in learning about various medical careers. Chartered under the Boy Scouts of America Organization, the McDonough District Hospital Post meets during the school year.

The MDH Medical Explorers program will kick-off the 2012-2013 school year with its first program on Wednesday, September 12. Medical Explorers will meet at 7:00 PM at the MDH Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation facility, located on the corner of University Drive and Route 67 in Macomb. The focus will be Rehabilitation Services – Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapies and Sports Medicine.

The Medical Explorers program offers a unique experience. At each meeting, students will explore a department of the hospital or another medical facility and will be given the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities related to that career, as well as to talk to a medical professional and ask questions.

Some of the programs offered this school year include; Dentistry, Emergency Services, Laboratory, Obstetrics and Pediatrics, Optometry, Pharmacy, Radiology, Rehabilitation Services, Surgery, and Veterinary Medicine.

In addition to promoting the program through the local media, flyers will be sent to all of the area high schools. Students may talk to their counselors for more information.

This year’s Post Advisor is Patty Henness, MDH Public Relations. For more information about Medical Explorers call the Public Relations office at (309) 836-1557.

View the 2012-2013 full schedule of Medical Explorers Programs HERE

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