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Katherine Wang, 2023 Junior Volunteer Academy participant, and Dale Quinlin, R.N., WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital Emergency Department

WVU Hospitals Volunteer Services to host Health Careers Academy for high school students

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – WVU Hospitals Volunteer Services will offer the Health Careers Academy, formerly the Junior Volunteer Academy, again this year.

Participants in the Academy will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in various departments, including the Emergency DepartmentOrthopaedicsSurgical Services, and others. 

Students interested in participating must be between the ages of 16-18 by June 24, write a 500-word essay about why they want to be a part of the Academy, demonstrate scholastic ability as evidenced by a GPA of least 3.0, and provide their high school transcript and two letters of recommendation from teachers or guidance counselors. 

Potential participants will attend a group interview with a selection committee. If chosen to participate, students must provide immunization records to Employee Health and complete computer-based learning modules.

Applications are available online at WVUMedicine.org/Volunteers until Jan. 31.

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