Last Updated: 2016/3/10
Healthcare Exploration Summer Institute
The Healthcare Exploration Summer Institute (HESI) is an immersive hospital internship program at Sharp Grossmont Hospital which has hosted over 200 students since its inception in 2004. Each student rotates through up to 14 different departments and gathers information about careers in healthcare to help them plan their futures as they begin to enter college. This program has such an impact on its graduates, helping them to make informed decisions about what career paths are right for them, ultimately leading to greater success in their lifetimes.
Past HESI Programs
HESI 2016 Quick Information
The application period for HESI 2016 has now closed. Applications are being processed. All applicants should have received an email confirming their application was received. All applicants will receive an email which will dictate whether they will be interviewed on March 19th. Please use the form below to contact us if any of the above information is unclear.
HESI Program Information (Summer 2016)
HESI 2016 applicants: please read the following information carefully! It contains instructions for your application and important dates you will be required to attend should you be accepted into the program. If you are ready to apply for HESI 2016, please click the link at the bottom of the page to be taken to the application page.
2016 Important Dates
February 1st: Application opens.
February 26th: Application closes by 5pm. Submissions after this time will be rejected.
March 5th: Teacher recommendation forms due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm.
March 19th (Saturday): HESI interviews at Grossmont College at 10am (if selected for an interview).
April 16th (Saturday): Parent / Student meeting at Grossmont College at 10am (if accepted). Requirements will be detailed at this meeting and all questions regarding internship requirements will be answered.
May 27th: If accepted, all paperwork, immunizations, TB test, etc. must be submitted. Failure to do so could result in being dropped from the program. Detailed listing of requirements below.
July 5th - July 29th: Internship (final presentations the evening of the 29th).
2016 Application Process
HESI applications are submitted entirely online. Paper applications will not be accepted. The application can be found at the link at the bottom of this page and will open after the date posted above. You will not have access to this page prior to the posted date. To assist you in preparing your application, requirements and essay questions are posted below.
The application requires you to fill out a list of personal information as well as attach a separate document which contains your written essays. Failure to follow the directions posted on the application will result in your automatic rejection from the program. You can download the document to begin formulating your essays at any time.
The application also requires your Health-Pathway teacher to submit a Teacher Recommendation Form to email@example.com.
2016 Program Requirements
You must be a Health-Pathways student at a Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) school in order to apply. Students must be of junior or senior standing at the time of application (Class of 2016 or 2017).
If accepted to the program, students are required to meet both district and hospital requirements in order to participate. Failure to complete the necessary requirements by the established date may result in being dropped from the program. Requirements are as follows and may change without advance notice:
If accepted into HESI 2016, the above requirements need to be completed by the date listed above in the "Important Dates" section. Students interested in applying should keep in mind that some of these requirements may take several months to complete (some vaccinations especially). It may be a good idea to check vaccination records at the time of application to make sure you will be eligible if accepted. All other requirements will be given at the student / parent meeting. If you have any questions about HESI or the internship, please ask your health pathways teachers Or use the form below. If they are unable to answer, please have them email firstname.lastname@example.org to resolve any questions.