Health Care Exploration
Prisma Health is committed to igniting students’ interests in health careers through exploratory opportunities. As opportunities develop, please check this page for a list of current programs.
Due to reductions in workforce, we regret to inform you that Prisma Health is no longer able to accept requests for K-12 experiences. Please return to this page for any updates related to exploratory programming for K-12 student learners.
Virtual Health Careers Club
Virtual Health Careers Club gives high school students the opportunity to learn more about health careers.
MedEx Academy is a one-of-a-kind program developed to help high school and college students explore and experience various healthcare careers.
Shadowing at Prisma Health
Shadowing at Prisma Health offers pathways for students to experience, observe and connect to professions in healthcare.
Prisma Health offers a range of internship opportunities throughout the year for students enrolled in undergraduate or master’s degree programs.
Volunteering at Prisma Health
Because students are placed as needed throughout the system, volunteering is an excellent way to acquire broad exposure to health care and healthcare administration.
Nurse Extern Program
An additional Tier IV of MedEx Academy, the Nurse Extern Program is a 10-week summer program designed to give rising senior undergraduate nursing students real-world immersion within acute care.
Previous Career Talks
During the height of COVID, when in-person opportunities were shut down, Prisma Health team members joined us to talk about their careers. View the recorded videos here.
May 2021: Stroke Information & Male Nursing Panel
April 2021: CPR Information
March 2021: Simulation Lab Procedures
Feb. 2021: Hemorrhage Control Talk
Jan. 2021: Anaphylaxis Talk & Nursing Career Talk
Dec. 2020: Bacteria vs. Viruses Talk
Nov. 2020: Emergency Medicine Career Talk
- COVID-19 Information
- Student Clearance Process
- Academic Rotations
- Health Care Exploration
- Student Concerns in the Clinical Learning Environment
- USC School of Medicine Onboarding
- Visiting Medical Students
- Contact Student Affairs
- Instructors, Staff and Scholars