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High School Student Education Opportunities

Sioux Falls - Sanford Health Career Exploration Program

Sanford Health offers a health career exploration program for students through a variety of activities. For more information about these opportunities, please contact:

Kelly Tollefson

Youth Medical Explorers – YME ( formerly Sanford Scrubs Club):
Free health career exploration for grades 9-12. School year club meets once a month, September through May. Summer club consists of 3 consecutive days in June. Admittance by application. To apply, complete the YME application and email as an attachment to Kelly Tollefson.

YME for College:
Still undecided? Explore health careers! Applicants are students enrolled in college and wish to explore careers in healthcare. Session dates in June. To apply, complete the college YME application and send as an attachment to Kelly Tollefson or fax to 605-312-9837.

Elementary School Visits:
Sanford Health staff will visit your elementary class and provide a look at healthcare issues that affect your grade level.

High School Educational Tours:
9-12 grade students speak with healthcare professionals on site as they visit a number of departments at Sanford Health. All visitors must sign HIPAA and confidentiality agreements.

Sanford HOPE:
Health Occupations & Professions Exploration quarterly program which focuses on specific roles in healthcare, touring and interactive forum. Specifics sites and dates forthcoming.

Fargo - Sanford Health Youth Medical Experience Program

The youth medical experience program provides an excellent opportunity for selected high school juniors and seniors to explore careers in healthcare under the guidance of Sanford Health professionals.

Acceptance into the program is competitive, with space for only a limited number of students. Applicants should be mature, self-motivated individuals interested in taking an active role in furthering their education. It is also necessary for participants to make a time commitment to the program, which includes attending program sessions at Sanford Health in Fargo during the school year. There is a $75 fee for the program, however scholarships are available for students with limited resources.

Applications are distributed each April and participants are selected in May for the program. Please print the documents below to learn more about the program.

Youth Medical Experience Letter
Youth Medical Experience Program Description
Youth Medical Experience Application
Youth Medical Experience Draft Schedule

For more information, please contact Susie Munyer at (701) 234-6202 or e-mail susan.munyer@sanfordhealth.org.

H.O.P.E - Health Occupations & Professions Exploration

HOPE Camp gives students four days of hands-on-activities and classes to explore a wide variety of health professions and health career opportunities while becoming familiar with the hospital and college campus settings. Most students attending the camp are considering college to become a health professional. HOPE is offered by Sanford Health Fargo and NDSU College of Pharmacy, Nursing & Allied Sciences. The camp is open for rural students entering 10th- 12th* grades in fall 2015. (*Students who are just graduating are also accepted.)

Registration is open through May 25, 2015 or until camp is full so sign up today. More details: click here

For information about the camp or registration forms please contact: Susie Munyer at (701) 234-6202 or e-mail susan.munyer@sanfordhealth.org.