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Tomorrow's Healthcare Experts

Investing in Tomorrow’s Healthcare Leaders Today

Tomorrow’s Healthcare Experts, a program developed by University of Missouri Health Care, promotes diversity in health care by identifying, cultivating, and encouraging young people, with leadership potential, to consider careers in health care. This program introduces high school students, with limited exposure, limited knowledge, and lower socio-economic status, to the diverse career opportunities available within the health care industry. Each participant is provided a valuable hands on experience not normally available to non-health care professionals.

The program is made up of 8 exciting and thought provoking 2 hour sessions. Each session, participants rotate through departments within the University of Missouri Health Care system and experience, first-hand, the tasks health care professionals perform each day to save lives.

The application process

Each applicant must submit a complete application to be considered for the T.H.E. program. A complete application consists of an (1) online application, (2) essay, (3) two letters of reference from teachers, and (4) proof of support from parent/guardian (permission). Complete applications must be submitted by February 12, 2016.

Complete applications will be reviewed by the T.H.E. Selection Committee and evaluated by the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrated ability and desire to assume greater leadership responsibility
  2. A clear willingness to make a commitment to the demands of the program which consist of attendance for a minimum of 8 group sessions
  3. Proof of the full support of a parent/guardian (permission)
  4. Teacher Reference (two teacher references)

Selected applicants will participate in an interview, which will be schedule during the week of February 15-19, 2016. The applicants who are accepted into the program will be notified by February 24, 2016.

T.H.E. Program Details

This year’s program will start on March 1, 2016 and will consist of 9 sessions. Each session will be held on Tuesday of each week from 4:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Each participant will be notified of all dates and meeting locations prior to the start of the program.

How to Apply

Submit application, parent/guardian agreement form and teacher reference to:

University Hospital - Human Resources
One Hospital Drive, 1W-46
Columbia, MO 65212

Apply online

Search by Vacancy: 15003601 or Title: Tomorrow’s Healthcare Experts

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: 2/12/2016
  • Selected applicants participate in interviews: 2/15/2016 - 2/19/2016
  • Applicants notified of selection: 2/24/2016
  • Program begins: 3/1/2016


For more information about applying for Tomorrow's Healthcare Experts, contact a member of Tomorrow's Healthcare Experts Steering Committee:

Kym Pieper

JT Garrett

Allison Bornhauser