Al and Trudy Agress Summer Health Corps

About the Agress Summer Health Corps Program

Program Update: Fall 2021

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 five weeks in July and August, and students must be able to participate for the entire program. Information about the application process for the 2022 Agress Summer Health Corps program will be available on our website in the fall. We typically receive over 100 applications per year for 30 positions.

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, and who may not otherwise have opportunities to gain experience in a hospital setting.