About the Agress Summer Health Corps Program
The Al and Trudy Agress Summer Health Corps Program is an educational hands-on program that gives high school students an opportunity to explore various careers while gaining experience in a hospital setting. The programs runs for six weeks in July and August, and students must be able to participate for the entire program.
What do We Look for in an Applicant?
When assessing applications, we first narrow the field to complete and accurate applications that offer a glimpse of the student's personality and highlight what qualities the student would bring to the patient experience. Additionally, we look for students who are able to manage the application process on their own as well as manage their own schedule. Part of demonstrating this maturity is communicating on one's own behalf whether by phone, email or in person. In fairness to all applicants, we do not discuss applications, interviews or placements with anyone other than the applicant.
We receive many more applications than we have available roles. Our goal is to create a diverse team of committed volunteers who are best suited for our limited number of volunteer opportunities.
Please note: We cancelled our 2020 program due to COVID-19, just weeks after we had sent out acceptance notifications. Assuming we are able to have a 2021 program, applicants to the 2020 program who were accepted into the program will be automatically accepted into the 2021 program. If space remains, it will be offered to those students who were wait listed for the 2020 program.
We apologize, but at this time, based on overwhelming continued interest of the students accepted for the 2020 program, it does not appear that there will be space for additional students. If there are openings, there will be no application posted until we know that the program will occur next summer, and know that we have space for additional candidates. We hope to have an update on the program by late February 2021, and it will be posted here.
If you applied last year but were not accepted and wish to be considered again if we hold the program in 2021 and if space allows, please email Caroline Moore.