Education Medical Explorers If you're interested in a career in health care, CoxHealth Medical Explorers is a great way to learn what it takes. Medical Explorers Post 229 started in November 1968 as the first medical exploring post in the United States. The CoxHealth Medical Explorers program is a rewarding, non-traditional educational avenue for students ages 15 to 20 trying to decide if a health care career fits into their future. Explorers may begin their program in September, January and April. All qualifications must be met to be eligible for this exclusive, high-quality program. Program RequirementsRegistration formPermission form (ages 15 to 17 only)Background screening authorization form (ages 18+ only)Copy of current grade record demonstrating a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited school programLetter of recommendation from a counselor, teacher, coach, principal, etc. (not a relative)Complete immunization recordCOVID vaccinationMeetings SpringfieldExplorers are required to attend monthly membership meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are held at Cox Medical Center South in Foster Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Meetings are conducted by the Medical Explorer coordinator and feature educational presentations by health care professionals – from Cox Air Care and emergency services to nursing and surgery.Meeting space is limited and reserved for Medical Explorers. Parents/guardians/friends may remain on campus during Explorer meetings/rotations but are asked to please wait in public areas such as the lobby or cafeteria. For the safety of our patients and program participants, accompanying an Explorer on unit rotations is not allowed.BransonThe 2023 spring application is now online.Spring deadline to submit a complete registration form is Thursday, January 19, 2023, at noon.Explorers are required to attend monthly membership meetings held on the first Monday of the month. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and are held at Cox Branson in the Tree rooms, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are conducted by the Medical Explorer coordinator and members of the executive committee. The meetings feature educational presentations by healthcare professionals across the board and presentations by medical explorers highlighting their rotations within different areas of the hospital.A mandatory orientation will be held Monday, January 30 at 5:00 p.m. in the hospital Tree rooms. This meeting is required for all new and returning spring medical explorers. Only one meeting time will be offered. If you cannot attend, you must wait until our next enrollment session, fall 2023.For additional questions regarding the Branson Medical Explorer program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.If you do not qualify for the Medical Explorers program but would like to volunteer at CoxHealth, please call 417-269-4157.