Regional Medical Center places a tremendous value on innovation, technological advancement, and excellent educational opportunities within the healthcare arena. As we strive to be the premier academic hospital in the region, we foster efforts to educate the newer generations who show interest in math, science, and other healthcare areas.
The Teenteer Program of Regional Medical Center is a Summer Program for high school students that affords them the opportunity to work in a healthcare environment, while providing service to their community. As part of this program, teens receive hands-on volunteer experience and become familiar with the hospital setting while assisting staff. Teenteers participate in an enriching and educational summer experience of learning, leadership development, skill training, and overall personal growth.
The Teenteer Program is very competitive and only takes those students who have a vested interest in the healthcare industry, serving their community and who can meet the required commitment of the program. The number of students accepted into each program will vary per year based on the demand.
The Teenteer Program is a two-month summer program, held June through August and open to high school students, ages 14-18. Applicants who cannot commit to a minimum of seven of the eight weeks WILL NOT be considered for the program. Also note that students cannot miss more than two days during the 8-week summer intensive.
All Teenteer volunteers must be at least 14 years of age by June 1, 2013, and must be entering or a current high school student. As with all volunteer opportunities here at Regional Medical Center, after all application materials are completed and submitted, each applicant must submit two reference letters, complete a tuberculosis screening and immunization review, and attend a Volunteer Orientation.
Participants in the Teenteer Program will have increased engagement within the healthcare profession. They will be positively challenged and feel a sense of competency within their respected areas. Under the supervision of a healthcare professional, Teenteer participants will help with indirect patient care activities. They will assist with the admission, discharge, and transfer of patients, as well as demonstrate excellent communication skills, compassion and any other kind of support needed within their department rotations.
This program typically attracts many applicants each summer and with an influx of applicants, the application for Summer 2013 will be available Monday, April 15, 2013 and the deadline to apply is Friday, May 3, 2013.
If you are interested in becoming a Teenteer, please complete the online Teen Volunteer Application (closed until January 2014). For more information, please contact Volunteer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.545.7247.
The Teenteer program will consist of an 6-week summer intensive (students are off the week of July 1-5th) during which the students will spend their time experiencing the hospital setting while meeting with and learning from the many qualified health service professionals. The 40 students will be put into groups of 5. A typical daily schedule will look as such:
8:15-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-11:45 a.m. Volunteer Roles
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:45 p.m. Volunteer Roles
3:00 p.m. Students Dismissed
8:15-8:45 a.m. Breakfast
9:00-9:45 a.m. Special Guest Speaker(s)
10:00-10:45 a.m. Research Project on health related topic of choice
11:00-11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. Students Dismissed
Students will work on a research project within their respective groups. The group members will pick a topic of their choice that is health related. As they conduct their research, students will have access to the library’s Community Health Information Center. Upon completion of their research, students will present their research findings to their preceptors and how they plan to use their newly acquired knowledge.
Please scan and email or mail all application materials to:
Teenteer Volunteer Program
Regional Medical Center
877 Jefferson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103