Health Career Immersion Program

Kent Intermediate School District is proud of the opportunities the Health Career Immersion program provides high school seniors. This job shadow experience allows students to explore a wide variety of health careers by observing health professionals while they work.

Students in the Health Career Immersion are placed in sites around Kent County. Following are examples of sites that may be part of this job shadow experience:

  • Mercy Health - St. Mary's Campus
  • Spectrum Health facilities
  • Pennock Health Care
  • Private offices
  • Free standing clinic settings

Each site will provide exposure to a variety of careers available in the health industry.

Immersion Details
 

  • Students will be able to observe health career professionals in the workplace! This is an excellent career exploration activity and results in students being more informed and confident in their career decisions.
  • This career exploration opportunity is for senior high school students in Kent County.
  • This commitment is approximately 15 weeks for a semester and 11 weeks for a trimester.
  • The typical schedule is 2 days a week for 2.5 hours a day (total of 5 hours a week).
  • Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the placement sites ** Free transportation may be available!   Contact us for details!
  • ​Students may request their preferred health care facility on the application. We make every effort to honor student preferences, but due to availability, not all requests can be guaranteed. More information about placement sites.
  • Some high schools grant classroom credit. Please check with your high school counselor for details.
  •  A Parent/guardian must must attend a mandatory Kent ISD orientation. 
  • FAQ - Frequently asked Questions

Following The Application

Within 2 weeks of the application deadline, students will be contacted on the status of their acceptance into the Health Careers Immersion program.
Please note: Based on the number of applicants, all students may not be admitted into the program. 

If accepted, completion of 3 online training modules will be required prior to the IMMERSION start date. Instructions will be provided via email.

Topics include: Bloodborne Pathogens, HIPAA, Sexual Harrassment and CPR​

A TB test and current Influenza vaccination will also be required to participate.

All students will be expected to attend two mandatory orientations. One will be a hospital based orientation and the second will be at the Kent Intermediate School District. 
 

Application Information


The application period for the Winter/Spring 2018 semester is now CLOSED.
 
Current juniors may apply for the Fall 2018 session of the Health Careers Immersion program starting March 15, 2018. The application deadline will be May 1, 2018.
 
 
 

 

The Winter/Spring 2015 Health Career Immersion students

Immersion students learning about the use of manikins at the GVSU Simulation Lab

 

Upcoming Events

January 27
Mindstorm Saturday's @ Grand Rapids Public Library
10:00 AM
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Mindstorm Saturday's @ Grand Rapids Public Library
Jan 27
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Career Readiness Community Activities Calendar
Kids ages 10 and up can explore robotics every Saturday at the library. Using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, thesehands-on robotics teach essential coding skills, following directions, problem solving, and more. This is a selfguided,drop-in event.
February 2
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Groundhog Job Shadow Day
Feb 2
Career Readiness Event Calendar
ave you started to look around your classroom and wonder, "What's Next?" or dream about the job you will do after high school? Are you interested in pulling back the curtain of the world of work and spending the day with a mentor? ​If you answered "yes" - #GSD18 is for you! When:February 2, 2018 Time: 9AM - 2PM Where:You get to choose the role that is right for you - there are almost 300 roles to shadow for the day! Click here for Registration and Details .
February 3
Mindstorm Saturday's @ Grand Rapids Public Library
10:00 AM
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Mindstorm Saturday's @ Grand Rapids Public Library
Feb 3
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Grand Rapids Public Library, 111 Library St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Career Readiness Community Activities Calendar
Kids ages 10 and up can explore robotics every Saturday at the library. Using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, thesehands-on robotics teach essential coding skills, following directions, problem solving, and more. This is a selfguided,drop-in event.
February 6
Talk & Tour Career Series: Engineering & Construction
6:00 PM
FTC&H -- 1515 Arboretum Dr SE
Talk & Tour Career Series: Engineering & Construction
Feb 6
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
FTC&H -- 1515 Arboretum Dr SE
Career Readiness Event Calendar
The Talk & Tour Series is a evening career exploration program designed to increase awareness of diverse careers available in high demand career sectors. Through an informal "talk show style" format, a panel of professionals in select industries will share their own career path, the inside scoop on what their jobs are really like, along with their perspective on what you can do to prepare for a career you are interested in. This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an action step in figuring out your own career direction. A tour of the host site will provided, with a special focus on seeing the latest technology and innovation happening in the workplace. Each month a new industry/segment/topic will be highlighted. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the Talk & Tour with their student! Click here for Registration and Details .
Talk & Tour Career Series: Information Security
6:00 PM
Spectrum Health IS Facility -- 4700 60th Street SE
Talk & Tour Career Series: Information Security
Feb 6
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Spectrum Health IS Facility -- 4700 60th Street SE
Career Readiness Event Calendar
The Talk & Tour Series is a evening career exploration program designed to increase awareness of diverse careers available in high demand career sectors. Through an informal "talk show style" format, a panel of professionals in select industries will share their own career path, the inside scoop on what their jobs are really like, along with their perspective on what you can do to prepare for a career you are interested in. This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an action step in figuring out your own career direction. A tour of the host site will provided, with a special focus on seeing the latest technology and innovation happening in the workplace. Each month a new industry/segment/topic will be highlighted. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend the Talk & Tour with their student! Click here for Registration and Details .