Diversity Awareness Partnership

EXPLORE Healthcare

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Students often think about being a doctor or nurse, but may never think about the business side of healthcare. The EXPLORE Healthcare program with Centene is designed for students to learn about the those careers. With the help of current employees and interns at Centene, students are able to understand how these jobs are important to the healthcare system.

According to recommendations published by the American College of Physicians, racial and ethnic minorities are severely underrepresented among American health care workers and efforts should be made to hire and promote professionals of color in leadership positions in all arenas of the healthcare workforce.

In order to address the racial disparities in healthcare, Diversity Awareness Partnership and Centene Corporation created the EXPLORE Healthcare program that focus on connecting students of color to professional mentors and developing important skills to support an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce in our region.

The following video illustrates what EXPLORE Healthcare is all about.

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Why should you apply for this program?

  • As a participant in this program, your resume may include that you were a Participant of the EXPLORE Healthcare Program with Centene. This is a sure conversation starter when it comes to interviewing for internships during college.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to network and seek information about internships and shadowing experiences with the organization. Years from now, you could follow up with a mentor from the program and you never know where that could lead you!
  • Become exposed to present and future careers within the Healthcare industry.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Stay tuned for 2017-2018 dates and application!


Questions?
Contact Jennifer Dunn Stewart, EXPLORE Coordinator
at 314-246-7049 / jdunnstewart@dapstl.org