Discovery Program Central/North
NM Discovery Program Central/North Chapter
The NM Discovery Program Central/North Chapter is open to residents of Cook, Lake, Will and McHenry counties. Students interested in participating in the NM Discovery Program Central/North Chapter must meet the following eligibility requirements. Space is limited.
- be a resident of Cook, Lake, Will or McHenry county
- be at least 15 years of age
- be entering into sophomore or junior year of high school
- have an academic GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 GPA scale)
- commit to the two year program, including attendance at all Discovery Program meetings and community service activities
- commit to abide by all Discovery Program Guidelines and Policies
Meetings are held at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago and occur once a month, generally on Saturday mornings from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. However, meetings will occasionally be held on weekdays when students are typically out of school (e.g. President’s Day and during the summer). Please note, all dates and times are subject to change. Participants are responsible for their own transportation.
Meeting topics vary by month and activities may include tours, guest speakers, group discussion, and hands-on projects. The two year curriculum is designed to expose students to a wide array of potential healthcare careers. Please note, all topics and activities are subject to change.
|Year A Curriculum||Year B Curriculum|
|November: Orientation||November: Orientation|
|December: Welcome Party||December: Welcome Party|
|January: The Road to Careers in Medicine (Medical School, Residency and Beyond)||January: The Road to Careers in Medicine (Medical School, Residency and Beyond)|
|February: Discovering Hot Topics in Medicine||February: Discovering Cardiology|
|March: Discovering Nursing||March: Discovering Neurology|
|April: Discovering Hospital Administration||April: Introduction to Performance Improvement|
|May: Discovering Emergency Medicine||May: Discovering Oncology|
|June: Discovering Allied Healthcare Careers||June: Discovering Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|July: Discovering Surgery & Anesthesiology (NCASE)||July: Discovering Surgery & Anesthesiology (NCASE)|
Please note that the 2017-2018 Discovery Program application deadline has ended. The 2018-2019 Discovery Program application will be available after August 1, 2018. Please check back to the website at that time for updated application requirements and details.
Contact NM Discovery Program Central/North Chapter:
To learn more about the NM Discovery Program Central/North Chapter, contact the NMH Community Service Department at NMdiscoveryprogram@nm.org.