Interested in pursuing a career in the fast-growing field of health care?
The Health Care Careers Exploration Program will help you explore a range of career options in the field and learn about important issues in health care. This information can help you select a major when you have chosen a college.
Attend medical demonstrations
Participate in group activities and discussions
Be part of hands-on demonstrations in biology, exercise science, medical laboratory science, microbiology, nursing, nutrition and more.
Become CPR/First Aid certified
You also will get a taste of life on a college campus, make new friends and have fun!
The Health Care Careers Exploration Program is aimed at students who might be interested in pursuing a career in the fast-growing field of health care. The program will help you explore a range of career options in the field and learn about important issues in health care.
If you are accepted, we will provide you with links to web pages with payment information and program registration forms. If you are paying by credit card, you will have the option to pay online. Program fees will no longer be refundable after June 29, 2020.
In some states, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), or a similar office, will pay some or the entire fee. To find out, contact your VR counselor or the state VR office. There are limited scholarships available based on your financial need. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please complete the Financial Assistance form.
If you are accepted into the program, you will receive an official acceptance letter by mail. In addition, you will be directed to go online to print and complete the required program forms and mail to us with payment by May 31, 2020.
If you are unable to arrive within the check in time period, please let us know of your expected arrival time on the Transportation Form. We will have drivers ready for pick up, if shuttle pick up is requested.
From the airport, train or bus station, shuttle transportation is available directly to RIT for $20 each way. Let us know if your student wants shuttle transportation, and we will make reservations for him or her.
There will be a representative from Apple Transportation present at the baggage claim area (Look for the "Health Care Career Exploration Program" sign and drivers with “Apple” logos on shirts or logos on the shuttle) at the airport to pick up students.
No matter which mode of transportation and/or arrival time, if we have your transportation information, and you requested the shuttle, we will have someone there to meet you.
All of the following items are a must for your comfort and well-being!
Pillow, sleeping bag or extra-long single sheets and blankets. If you forget to bring linens, there will be a $15 charge to rent them. This may be the preferred method for students who are flying and don't want to pay extra luggage fees.
Photocopy of your medical insurance card
Bath towel, face towel, and wash cloth
Your own toiletries: soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, band-aids, sun screen/lotion, shampoo, comb, blow dryer, etc.
Laundry facilities are available (bring laundry detergent if you plan to wash clothes)
Spending money for campus bookstore or snacks
Program Photos & Video
Check out photos and video from the program. Click right side of the photo below to advance through slideshow.
Teachers, students and parents often ask for fundraising ideas to help defray the costs of travel to or registration for competitions, programs or camps.
Here are some group fundraising ideas:
Check with a high school counselor to inquire what other organizations at the school have done to fundraise.
Burger/Pizza Night Fundraising: ask a local franchise or restaurant to host a fundraising event on a particular date at a specific time. For example, if a parent of a student at the school owns a restaurant, they may allow you to hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser on a weekend morning.
Greeting card or calendar sale: students make and sell cards/calendars for special events.
Sell sweatshirts, t-shirts, jewelry, wristbands, or an assortment of those things with school mascot logo.
The Health Care Careers Exploration Program is co-ed and will enroll 24 students.
All students participating in the program stay at Rochester Institute of Technology in the Mark Ellingson Residence Hall. A residence director and staff provide supervision, and the student staff ratio is around 6:1. Three meals a day are included and provided at the Grace Watson Dining Hall.
The exploration activities promote an understanding of career options and the skills required for individuals to succeed in the health sciences career area.
The goals of the program are to provide college-bound students with the opportunity to have a hands-on experience in career areas related to a future in health sciences. Students will develop an understanding of the technical, professional and liberal arts preparation necessary to be successful in that career area.
Students are assigned to homeroom groups, each of which is led by a program counselor. Each day the students attend classes with hands-on activities in different health science and related areas.
Some of the activities will be provided in labs and classrooms in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall, Rosica Hall, the Student Development Center and the Center for Bioscience Education and Technology (CBET), and some activities will be through field trips off campus.
In the evening, the students participate in a variety of activities such as swimming, bowling, and other sports, going to movies, and visiting sites of interest in the Rochester community. Some of these events will occur off campus at locations managed by third-party providers. Transportation will be provided by third-party providers during the activities.
If you have any questions about the Health Care Careers Exploration Program, contact us using the form below or using the address or phone numbers listed.
Students, please fill out the Learn More form if you're interested in learning more or participating in the next Health Care Careers Exploration Program.
Health Care Careers Exploration Program
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623