Medical Explorers

Medical professions aren’t exactly as they may be depicted on television, but they still offer exciting and satisfying career opportunities. To help teens discover the joys of medical professions and foster an interest in the healthcare industry, Bothwell Regional Health Center is host to Medical Explorer’s Post 75. Medical Explorers is a national program, open to men and women and affiliated with the Boys Scouts of America, Learning for Life series. Here is more about Medical Explorers:

What do we do in the program?

  • Visit hospital departments for overviews, demonstrations and hands-on learning experiences in a variety of units, areas and specialties
  • Explore careers in areas such as nursing, radiology, social work, rehabilitation services, laboratory, medicine and more
  • Job shadow various health-care workers in a variety of departments
  • Visits to off-site locations for special sessions may be offered

Who can apply?

  • Young men and women entering their Junior or Senior year of high school
  • High school students who maintain a B average
  • Students in Pettis and Benton County

When are meetings held?

  • Monthly education meetings are held from 4:30 – 6 p.m. on Thursdays (see Program Information document for more details)
  • Job shadowing is offered periodically throughout the year
  • Meeting attendance may be required in order to participate in certain activities

Teens must complete an application and be accepted into the Medical Explorers program. To learn more about the program or to obtain an application, contact the Medical Explorers advisor, Beth Everts at (660) 829-6652 or for more information.