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Medical Explorers

Medical Explorers participate in a variety of activities designed to encourage their interest in healthcare. Activities include tours, guest speakers, group discussion and hands-on projects. In addition, the program offers mentorship, networking, and community service opportunities.

The Medical Explorers program is based on five areas of emphasis:

  • Healthcare Careers
  • Life Skills
  • Community Service
  • Character Development
  • Leadership Experience

Medical Explorers Video

Watch our Medical Explorers video to learn more about our program.

Video is MPEG format and roughly 30 MB in size - 3 minutes


Applicants must be:

  • At least 15 years old
  • A Sophomore, Junior or Senior when applying for the program
  • Able to attend at least seven explorer meetings and one community service activity

How to Become an Explorer

If you are interested in becoming a Medical Explorer and would like to apply, please submit the following items:

  • Completed application

  • $50 annual registration fee (Fee Waiver with proof of free/reduced lunch program)

  • Official school transcript

  • Personal statement

  • One academic recommendation (school counselor or teacher)

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital Medical Explorer Standards, Protocols, and Bylaws document, signed by a parent/guardian

Mail your completed application to:

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Community Services Department
211 East Ontario Street - Suite 1750
Chicago, IL 60611

Medical Explorer Membership Application 2013-2014

The Medical Explorer membership application must be received no later than Friday, September 27, 2013.

To learn more about Medical Explorers Post 9766, contact the Northwestern Memorial Community Service department at 312-926-2301
Last UpdateAugust 13, 2013