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Medical Explorers

Explore a career in health care

Medical Explorers is a program offered by Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital to young men and women in grades 10th – 12th with an interest in learning more about careers in the health care field.

Monthly Programs Include:

  • Speaking with residents and attending physicians about medical education
  • Visiting departments within the hospital
  • Listening to doctors, nurses and other health care professionals speak about their jobs

Medical Explorers meet on the third Wednesday of every month during the school year from 4-6 p.m.

Medical Explorer Requirements

  • Must be in grades 10th-12th
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • Must provide $60 dues (includes all Medical Explorers’ activities and shirt)
    • Check or money order made out to ‘Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital’ (no cash)
    • Dues waived with proof of free/reduced lunch program
  • Must be able to commit to attending monthly meetings; missing no more than two meetings
  • Parent/legal guardian permission form must be signed

How to Apply

Applications will be available here starting September 6th and will be received through September 18th at noon. 

Your Application must include:

  • Your completed application form
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A one-page essay*, including:
    • Why you want to become a Medical Explorer
    • Your personal and career goals
    • Highlights of your recent achievements involving volunteer and academic experiences

*Typed with 12 point font, single-spaced, one-inch margins, and grammatically correct

What are the Application Criteria?

Please click here to review the application criteria and score sheet. 

Medical Explorers Open House

Join us for the 2017-2018 program open house on September 6th at 4 p.m. in our Education & Conference Center. Students and their families will learn more about the program and also meet the staff. 


If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Resources at 727-767-4254 or 
Registration is now closed.