Explorers Program

The Explorers program provides an opportunity for 30 high school students (grades 9 - 12) to learn and practice leadership skills while discovering a new and exciting world of healthcare careers. Explorers attend lectures and panel discussions by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta physicians as well as healthcare professionals employed by the hospital. Potential opportunities include:

TALK with doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists and medical specialists about their experiences in healthcare. 
EXPLORE career opportunities in Child Life, the Children's Foundation, Rehab, and many other unique fields. 
LEARN about procedures used by a wide range of healthcare professionals including surgeons, psychiatrists, and pharmacists. 
MEET other students interested in the medical field. 

 

Application

The Explorers application for 2015-2016 will be available August 2015.

For more information, read the Program Overview

Program Requirements

  • The cost for the program is $20, which includes a uniform and materials.
  • Students must attend 5 out of the 6 scheduled sessions to receive a certificate of completion.
  • Students can only participate in one Explorer program during their high school career.

2014-2015 Sessions

All sessions are on the third Tuesday of the month from 6 pm - 7 pm. Transportation to each location is the attendee's responsibility.

  • September 16, 2014 - Children's at Scottish Rite
  • October 21, 2014 - Children's at Egleston
  • November 18, 2014 - Children's at Egleston
  • February 17, 2015 - Marcus Autism Center
  • March 17, 2015 - Children's at Hughes Spalding
  • April 21, 2015 - Children's Office Park

 

Locations

Children's at Egleston     
1405 Clifton Road NE 
Atlanta, GA 30322 

 Children's at Hughes Spalding
35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE 
Atlanta, GA 30303

Children's Office Park
1600 Tullie Circle
Atlanta, GA 30329
 Children's at Scottish Rite 
1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

Marcus Autism Center
  

1920 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
 

          

Children's at Egleston
Attn: Volunteer Services 
1405 Clifton Road NE 
Atlanta, GA 30322

Children's at Hughes Spalding
Attn: Volunteer Services
35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE 
Atlanta, GA 30303

Children's at Scottish Rite 
Attn: Volunteer Services 
1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342

Children's at Egleston
Attn: Volunteer Services 
1405 Clifton Road NE 
Atlanta, GA 30322

Children's at Hughes Spalding
Attn: Volunteer Services
35 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE 
Atlanta, GA 30303

Children's at Scottish Rite 
Attn: Volunteer Services 
1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30342