Explorer Program

The Explorer Program provides an opportunity for currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors to learn and discover the exciting world of healthcare careers. Participants attend presentations by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta healthcare professionals and participate in facility tours. 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 Explorer application for 2016-2017 opens August 1.                 

*Applications are due by August 19, 2016.

For more information, read the Program Overview.

Program Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors.

  • 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.

2016-2017 Sessions

All sessions are on Tuesdays and transportation to each location is the attendee's responsibility.

September 20, 2016; 4:30- 6 p.m.

October 18, 2016; 4:30- 6 p.m.

November 15, 2016; 4:30- 6 p.m.

January 24, 2017; 4:30- 6 p.m.

February 21, 2017; 4:30- 6 p.m.

March 21, 2017; 4:30- 6 p.m.

Detailed schedules will be distributed at the Kick-Off meeting on September 20, 2016. Sessions will rotate between the locations below:

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