Medical Explorers

Medical ExplorersDeveloped by the Boy Scouts of America, Medical Explorers is a program offered to high school students interested in learning about careers in healthcare. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Students are welcome to join Medical Explorers anytime throughout the school year.

If you are a Berks County high school student in grades 9-12 and are interested in a career in healthcare, Reading Health System invites you to join the 2017-2018 Medical Explorers Post. Posts occur monthly from (September – May) with a break during the summer months.

During each post, students will have the opportunity to tour a different department in Reading Hospital and talk to doctors, nurses and staff about careers in healthcare.

For more information, contact Brandon Monk, Community Health Coordinator, at

Attendance is FREE.

Please download and complete the Medical Explorers registration form. Forms should be handed in at the next session that you attend. For more information, call our HELPline at 484-628-4357.

2017 – 2018 Medical Explorers Schedule

  • Thursday, September 21 – Women's and Children's Services
  • Thursday, October 19 – Emergency Department
  • Thursday, November 16 – Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences
  • No December Session
  • Thursday, January 18 – Pharmacy
  • Thursday, February 15 – Cardiovascular/IR
  • Thursday, March 15 – Respiratory Care
  • Thursday, April 19 – Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Thursday, May 17 – Surgical Services

Register for a Medical Explorers session here.

Medical ExplorersFAQ

Q: Is there a cost for the program?
No, participation is FREE

Q: Who is able to participate in the program?
Our program is open to high school students in grades 9-12.

Q: How do I sign up?
Registration is not required, but encouraged. You can register by calling the Reading Hospital Helpline at 484-628-HELP (4357).

Q: Do I need to attend every event?
No, you may attend any event of interest to you.

Q: Can my parents stay for the event?
Yes, parents are welcome to stay throughout the entirety of the event. Alternatively, students may be dropped off and picked up at the start and conclusion of each event.