Salinas Valley Memorial offers a variety of programs geared toward students
of all ages that exposes them to various areas of healthcare. These are
outstanding opportunities for students to experience what it is like to
work inside a hospital. If you would like to learn more about the programs
listed below or are interested in enrolling your student, please call
755-0772 or email
Career Exploring Program
This is a worksite-based program for student volunteers 15 through 20 years
old. Staff and volunteers at SVMHS will serve as mentors and program advisors
to participating students. The purpose of the Exploring program is to
guide these students as they learn about opportunities in the healthcare
field through hands-on activities, leadership development programs and
community service projects.
Career Pathway Program for Teens
This program has been in place for over 25 years and serves 75-100 students
annually. The pathways available to students are: business, retail management,
and clinical services.
Medical Adventure Camp
This camp provides 10-12 year olds with the opportunity to learn about
Medicine in a fun format. The program is held at the hospital and includes
presentations on Nutrition, Physiology, Laboratory, Physical Therapy,
Forensic Medicine, Infection Control, etc. Field trips include the Tech
Museum, Hyperbaric Chamber, and US Coast Guard.
Summer Health Institute
This is a Health Education program offering 20
high school students paid Internships that include 100 hours of classroom presentations and
field trips along with 60 hours of internship.
First Year of Educator's Institute
Hosted 15 Health Academy and Health Occupation Teachers Presentations and
day of job shadowing to better understand career opportunities.
Junior Achievement Program
Four years of hospital participation. Roosevelt Elementary School Three
years of hosting Middle School for Ground Hog Day event.
Medical History Museum Tours
Inner Active tours for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades. We see approximately 600 students per year. These tours provide
young students with their first introduction to Medical Science.
R.O.P. (Mission Trails Regional Occupation Program)
We host 45 high school students a semester through the Health Occupations
and the Physical Therapy Assistant Program.