• 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.
  • Students will be given a pre and post interviews and the counselors will write a review for each student. The student reviews will be shared with the student, parents and VR counselors (if the VR counselor has paid for the program). These pre and post interviews and assessments of the students during the program may help the student make better decision related to life after high school. 
  • 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.