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MedEx Academy

Bringing the world of healthcare to students

Jumpstart your healthcare career

For more than 10 years, the Health Sciences Center at Prisma Health has offered MedEx Academy – a one-of-a-kind program developed to help high school and college students explore and experience various healthcare careers. By engaging students early, we can increase the number of healthcare providers in South Carolina and make employment opportunities more accessible to a diverse group of students. 

More than 900 students have participated in MedEx Academy. And every year, we welcome more than 175 students for our summer experience. We’re proud of all our graduates!

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Benefits of MedEx Academy

Benefits of MedEx Academy


MedEx Academy equips students with the tools they need to make informed healthcare career decisions and prepare for the next step in their academic journeys. In addition to hands-on experience and guidance, MedEx students are also eligible to receive:

  • Academic credit (at associated partner universities).
  • Merit-based college scholarships.
  • Financial assistance/monetary support for the duration of the summer program.
  • Individualized funds allotted for academic development (e.g., test prep kits, school supplies, associated materials, and equipment).
  • Year-round access to mentoring and support services.

Tiers and requirements

To best serve students, MedEx Academy enrollment requirements are organized into four tiers based on grade level and completed collegiate credit hours. The sections below detail specific requirements for each tier. You’ll also find testimonials from students who participated in these MedEx tiers.

Contact us

For questions, contact us at, or call 864-455-8205 or 864-455-4729.

Visit our MedEx Staff page for more contact information.

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