The Health Careers Academy (formerly called the Junior Volunteer Academy) is one week of exposure to various healthcare professions. Students must commit to the entire one-week session. Twenty-five applications will be accepted, and 20 participants will be chosen for the program. Applications will be accepted from January 1 – 31 or until 25 applications have been received.

The session dates will be June 10 – 14 or June 24 – 28, 2024.

Students interested in applying for the Health Careers Academy must be between 16 and 18 years old and interested in a healthcare profession, provide their high school transcript with at least a 3.0 grade point average, provide two letters of recommendation from teachers or guidance counselors, and write a 500-word essay about why they are interested in participating in the WVU Hospitals Health Careers Academy.

Applicants will attend a group interview with a selection committee. If chosen to participate, applicants must complete all volunteer onboarding requirements.

Interested? The application period is open January 1 – 31, 2024.