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Memorial Hospital Medical Exploring. Discover Your Future. Chester Illinois
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Applications for 2024-2025 program year now available

Questions, contact Mariah Bargman at or 618-826-4581 ext 1373

Memorial Hospital Medical Explorers Program

About Memorial's Medical Exploring Program

The Memorial Hospital Organization, MH, is a registered Medical Explorers Post 8618. The program is for high school and college students who are interested in Healthcare Careers. Whether you already know what occupation you would like to pursue or you have not decided on a specific career field yet, through Medical Explorers you will have opportunities to learn about many careers, participate in hands-on activities and meet healthcare professionals.

The MH Medical Explorers program is a 9-month program with one group meeting/event held the third Thursday of each month, September through May. Meetings are typically held in the conference room of Memorial Hospital unless otherwise indicated. 

Student Participation
  • There will be a limited number of students accepted.

  • Applicants will be notified of acceptance the first week of September.

  • Students are required to attend 75% of the Post meetings/events.

  • Students are required to complete 4 hours of volunteer time during the program duration. These hours can be at Memorial Hospital or in the community. More details will be provided at the first meeting.

  • Students are encouraged to participate in Memorial Hospital community events including: Health Fairs, Youth Education Events, Blood Drives, and Parades.

Medical Explorers Program Outline
  • Presentations and Demonstrations from the following departments:

    • Pharmacy

    • Nursing

    • Operating Room Nursing

    • Laboratory

    • Cardio Pulmonary

    • Diagnostic Imaging

    • Specialty Providers

    • Therapy and Sports Rehab

    • Rural Health Clinics

    • Outside Healthcare Organizations

  • Activities may include:

    • IV prep and starting of IVs

    • Sutures

    • Blood Draw

    • Surgery Observation

    • Lab Cultures

    • Ultra Sounds

    • CPR Training

    • Hospital Support Staff

    • Tour of Ambulance Base

    • Visit with Air Ambulance Transport

  • Must be 14-21 Years of Age

  • GPA at least 3.0

  • Completed Registration Packet for Current Program Year

Contact Information

Program email address:

Program phone: 618-826-4581 ext 1373

Post Advisor: Brett Bollmann, 618-826-4581

Committee Chairperson: Mariah Bargman, 618-826-4581 ext. 1373

Executive Officer: Susan Diddlebock,­ 618-826-4581

Committee Member: Apryl Bradshaw 618-826-4581 ext. 1299

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