Pre-Health Career Corps

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!

Gain Valuable 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.

Shadow Healthcare Professionals

Observe healthcare professionals provide care for patients in multiple environments. Students not only receive volunteer hours and experience, but also network and speak with various experts.

Participate in Hands-On Workshops

We offer various workshops year-round! Some of our workshops include First Aid/CPR/AED Certification, Clinical skills, HIPAA, and many more!

Interested in careers in Hawaii Healthcare but don’t know where to start? Please join the Hawaii Island Pre-Health Career Corps today!