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 may grant classroom credit, although it is intended to be an extra-curricular activity.
  • A Parent/guardian must must attend a mandatory Kent ISD orientation. 
  • FAQ - Frequently asked Questions

Application for Fall 2019 is now open.

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE WILL BE MAY 1, 2019.

For participation in Winter 2020, the application will open for seniors on October 15, with a December 1, 2019 deadline. This program is for Kent County high school seniors.

Please note: As part of the online application, a forms packet must be submitted This packet includes two professional recommendations, current immunization records, and waivers. Please allow yourself time to complete this prior to the May 1st deadline. Forms packet

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, 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. 

Questions? Contact Krista Harmon at 616-365-2369 or kristaharmon@kentisd.org

The Winter/Spring  Health Career Immersion students

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

 

Upcoming Events

April 30
Talk & Tour Career Series: The Entrepreneur's Journey
6:00 PM
Start Garden, 40 Pearl St NW #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series: The Entrepreneur's Journey
Date: Apr 30
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Start Garden, 40 Pearl St NW #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA
Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar
Students, you and your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this valuable career preparation event.

The Talk & Tour Series is an 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 rewarding career that matches your interests, abilities, and the job market.

This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an important 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.

Registration for our Talk & Tour events opens one month before each event.
Visit http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk--tour-career-series/ to get more information or to register for this event.

Each month new industries, segments, or topics will be highlighted.
Visit the KISD Career Readiness website listed above to see other careers highlighted and more tour options.
Talk and Tour - Outdoor Careers
6:00 PM
Talk and Tour - Outdoor Careers
Date: Apr 30
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Calendar: Career Readiness Community Activities Calendar
Students, you and your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this valuable career preparation event. The Talk & Tour Series is an 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 rewarding career that matches your interests, abilities, and the job market. This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an important 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. Registration for our Talk & Tour events opens one month before each event. Visit http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk--tour-career-series/ to get more information or to register for this event. Each month new industries, segments, or topics will be highlighted. Visit the KISD Career Readiness website listed above to see other careers highlighted and more tour options.
Talk and Tour - Outdoor Careers
6:00 PM
Summit Landscape Management Inc, 1379 Comstock St, Marne, MI 49435, USA
Talk and Tour - Outdoor Careers
Date: Apr 30
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Summit Landscape Management Inc, 1379 Comstock St, Marne, MI 49435, USA
Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar
Students, you and your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this valuable career preparation event. The Talk & Tour Series is an 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 rewarding career that matches your interests, abilities, and the job market. This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an important 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. Registration for our Talk & Tour events opens one month before each event. Visit http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk--tour-career-series/ to get more information or to register for this event. Each month new industries, segments, or topics will be highlighted. Visit the KISD Career Readiness website listed above to see other careers highlighted and more tour options.
May 14
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Health/Orthopaedics
6:00 PM
Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, 1111 Leffingwell Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, USA
Talk & Tour Career Series: Careers in Health/Orthopaedics
Date: May 14
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, 1111 Leffingwell Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525, USA
Calendar: Career Readiness Event Calendar
Students, you and your parents or guardians are encouraged to attend this valuable career preparation event.

The Talk & Tour Series is an 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 rewarding career that matches your interests, abilities, and the job market.

This is your chance to ask questions, get valuable career information and take an important 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.

Registration for our Talk & Tour events opens one month before each event.
Visit http://www.kentisd.org/instructional-services/career-readiness/students/programs/talk--tour-career-series/ to get more information or to register for this event.

Each month new industries, segments, or topics will be highlighted.
Visit the KISD Career Readiness website listed above to see other careers highlighted and more tour options.