Shadowing Healthcare Professionals
As a Pre-Health Career Corps member, you are provided with opportunities to observe healthcare professionals provide care for patients in multiple environments. Students not only receive valuable volunteer hours and experience, but also network and speak with various local healthcare professionals.
Gain Leadership Experience
Corps Leaders serve as mentors to high school Corps members. Mentors and mentees email each other at least four times a year and meet at PHCC workshops and events.
Participate in Teen Health Camps
Learn clinical skills, how to suture, how to make a cast, how to take vitals, and attend question and answer sessions with local healthcare professionals.
The "ALOHA Cart"
In an effort to help to improve patient satisfaction during their hospital stay, the Aloha Cart delivers free comfort items to patients and their visitors throughout the Hilo Medical Center. This unique opportunity allows for students to be immersed in various hospital departments, gaining volunteer hours and experience in multiple healthcare environments, including the ICU.
Receive FREE SAT test preparation, peer mentoring, and help with application processes. We provide assistance with applications, personal statements, resume/CVs, practice interviews.
Interested in Careers in Hawai’i Healthcare but don’t know where to start or what to do? Please Join the Hawai’i Island PRE-HEALTH CAREER CORPS today!
The Pre-Health Career Corps (PHCC) is a FREE year-round program for middle school, high school, and college students who are interested in pursuing careers in health. PHCC's purpose is to promote and support the development of a local healthcare workforce for our community. We believe that by increasing awareness about health-related careers among our Island’s youth through innovative and captivating experiences including one-on-one mentoring, shadowing, hands-on workshops, training, and research opportunities, we can achieve this goal. PHCC works with teachers to bring in the right resources at the right time to foster interest and exploration of STEM-related careers through hands-on workshops and career presentations from industry leaders that are helping to create a workforce that can guide and support future career success for our emerging workers. PHCC is designed for high school and college/graduate-level students on Hawaii Island interested in Healthcare. The Foundation expanded the PHCC program to include the far end of the health workforce pipeline connecting students to jobs on Hawaii Island; part of which includes building the infrastructure to be able to support students along the entire pipeline!