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Franciscan Health Olympia Fields hosting free four-week teen Healthcare Careers Camp

Franciscan Health Olympia Fields is accepting applications through June 9 for the free, inaugural Healthcare Careers Camp for students interested in the medical field.

Applicants must be between the ages of 16 to 18, have a GPA of 2.8 or higher, have successfully completed at least two semesters of both math and science and be active in at least one after-school activity or part-time job. The activity need not be school related.

Attendees will participate in job shadowing, career presentations, networking, field trips, service projects and college visits and will earn basic health-related certifications. Class materials and scrubs/T-shirts are included.

Upon successful completion of the camp and compliance with the attendance policy, students will receive healthcare certificates, professional references and a stipend. The program is supported by the Franciscan Health Foundation’s Community Health and Wellness Fund.

The camp will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday July 10 through Aug. 4 at Franciscan Health Olympia Fields, 20201 Crawford Ave.

Applications are due June 9 and require a short essay and one letter of recommendation from an adult who knows the character of the applicant. Space is limited to 20 participants who must pass a screening process.

The application and additional details are available online at https://www.franciscanhealthfoundation.org/careercamp. Responses will be delivered within three business days. For more information, email [email protected]

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