Volunteer/Healthcare Career Exploration Opportunities

Life Beyond the Courses

Making sure you have developed an informed understanding of the health profession you seek to enter is an important aspect of the career exploration process.  Ideally, your understanding is based on extensive and meaningful clinical experience in a healthcare setting such as shadowing medical professionals, volunteering with patients, or employment in a healthcare field. In addition to confirming your interest in the field, health professions schools are interested in students who have demonstrated compassion and empathy through volunteer activities.  Cooperation, organization, self-discipline, tolerance, increased empathy and confidence are just a few of the areas where students will benefit from volunteering. Most health programs will value a long period of involvement with depth over a breadth of experiences.

UST volunteer resources:

Volunteers in Action (VIA)
www.stthomas.edu/campusministry/service/via/

Volunteers in Service Internationally and Nationally (VISION)
www.stthomas.edu/campusministry/service/vision/default.html

Service-Learning
www.stthomas.edu/servicelearning

 

Additional volunteer resources:

University of Minnesota Medical Center
www.university.fairview.org/Volunteering/index.asp

Childrens Hospitals and Clinics
www.childrensmn.org/giving/ways-to-give/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-services

Abbott Northwestern Hospital
www.abbottnorthwestern.com/ahs/anw.nsf/page/volunteer

North Memorial
www.northmemorial.com/volunteer/

Regions Hospital
www.regionshospital.com/Regions/Menu/0,1640,2951,00.html

United Hosital
www.unitedhospital.com/ahs/united.nsf/page/volunteer

Note:   United has a weekly college program for students.  For information on this program go to:  www.unitedhospital.com/ahs/united.nsf/page/College_Volunteers

St. Joseph Hospital
http://www.healtheast.org/volunteering-at-healtheast.html 

University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center
www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/volunteers/

 

Healthcare Career Exploration/Internships

http://www.childrensmn.org/about-us/careers/healthcare-career-exploration-programs

https://webapp.stthomas.edu/careerdevelopment/joblistings/