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Health And Wellness
Northside Hospital’s Healthcare Exploring Program

Northside Hospital is pleased to invite students to participate in an exciting program that will give them a unique opportunity to learn about various careers in the healthcare industry. Exploring is an affiliate program with the Boy Scouts of America and a co-ed career education program. The Exploring program exposes youth to various careers of interest they may consider pursuing in their future. In the Northside Hospital Exploring Program, students gain real life experiences and specialized knowledge in the field of healthcare.

During this unprecedented seven month program, students will experience different areas of the hospital through lectures and hands-on exercises. Sessions will be held at multiple Northside locations including Forsyth, Alpharetta and Atlanta. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to apply for this special program. Approximately 25 students will be accepted into the program in order to maximize hands-on experiences.  

Northside’s Explorer Program will give students the opportunity to interact with physicians, nurses and medical technologists in a number of different specialty fields.  Attendance at all classes is mandatory for graduation, so if there is a scheduling conflict on any of the dates, please do not apply. High school students in grades 10-12 interested in a career in healthcare are eligible. Students must have their own transportation to each class.

Northside Hospital’s Healthcare Exploring Program

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To learn more about Northside Hospital’s Healthcare Exploring Program, contact


Health & Wellness Chairman - Dwayne Smith

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An overview of the program and the  application process will be discussed at an information session. Student attendance at this session is mandatory.  Parents may also attend. RSVP is required, as space is limited.

1. Students must attend the information  session.
2. Students must attend all scheduled  classes.
3. Students must provide their own  transportation to each class. 

Applications for the program will be given out at the information session.

The fee for the seven-month program is approximately $125. Part of that fee will go to the Boy Scouts Exploring program and part to Northside Hospital for administration, supplies, a scrub shirt and graduation materials. Separate checks will be required to each organization.

Classes may include:
• Robotic Surgery
• Cardiology
• Radiology
• Laboratory
• Radiation Oncology
• Women’s Services
• Graduation


Northside Alpharetta
3400 Old Milton Parkway
Building C, Suite 310
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Northside Hospital Atlanta
1000 Johnson Ferry Road 
Atlanta, GA 30342

Northside Hospital Forsyth
1200 Northside Forsyth Drive 
Cumming, GA 30041


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