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TAP Health is The Health Collaborative’s signature careers pipeline initiative for high school students.

Our mission is to build the next generation of healthcare professionals by aligning the best young talent with education opportunities and experiences at health systems and healthcare organizations.

The TAP Health Summer Academy is a group of career exploration programs consisting of TAP MD; TAP RN: Diversity; and TAP HC – programs which respectively help guide students through the ins & outs of seeking a career as a physician, registered nurse, or any career within the broad spectrum of healthcare. Upon completion of any TAP Health program, our students become part of an Alumni Network consisting of more than 500 students, many of whom are already nurses, medical interns, and residents right in our own medical community! We know our programs have both an immediate and long-term impact in helping students feel equipped and empowered to pursue a rewarding healthcare career.

TAP HEALTH PROGRAMS

Our signature Careers expo event! HealthFORCE allows high school students in any grade the opportunity to explore an entire range of careers. In addition to an exciting panel of professionals – there are activities, prizes and dozens of regional healthcare employers and colleges who set up booths to highlight what’s exciting about different healthcare professions. Our next event is on November 1, 2022. Click here to visit our HealthFORCE page!

From nursing to occupational therapy, pharmacy, public health, healthcare administration, health IT & more – let’s “tap” into your potential to work in healthcare! This program has numerous events to give students a well-rounded view of a variety of healthcare careers.

Students attend various learning experiences that show the A to Z’s of being a physician… what you should do now to prepare, various specialties, practice settings, info about medical school & more! Let’s “tap” your potential to be a physician.

In 2022, we introduced a new program with the goal to increase the number of students from historically underrepresented populations in nursing! By diversifying the registered nursing pipeline, we’ll make progress toward reducing health disparities and improving health equity in our region.

Our Remote program allows students to get virtual access to live and recorded events from wherever technology allows! These events include online presentations, panels, individual speakers, videos, podcasts and more. Students enrolled in other TAP programs will automatically have access to TAP HEALTH Remote, along with students who join because they wish to learn about healthcare at a distanced pace.

IMPACT

Over 92% of students who have completed a TAP Health program have indicated that they plan to go into a career in medicine or healthcare.

654 students have completed a TAP Health program (TAP HC, TAP MD or TAP RN), representing nearly 50 high schools and a dozen counties.

APPLICATION

  • The 2022 TAP Health Summer Academy program and application are now closed. If you have questions about 2023, or other programming, please contact Heleena McKinney at hmckinney@healthcollab.org.
  • If you would like to apply to these programs in the future, you may still click here to view the application (for reference only).
  • The Health Collaborative values the health, safety, and well-being of our region and medical community. Throughout the pandemic, TAP Health has adapted as needed from in-person to virtual programming. Though we returned to in-person events in 2022, this is always subject to change based on public health recommendations. We require TAP HC, TAP MD, and TAP RN students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • We also encourage you to apply to our TAP Health Remote Program where we take enrollment all year long! TAP Health Remote provides a combination of all our programs in a no-cost, virtual setting.

WHAT DO STUDENTS OF TAP HEALTH HAVE TO SAY?

I thought you’d be excited to hear that I recently graduated from Ohio State with a BS in Neuroscience and will be starting in the UC MD/PhD program this summer! TAP MD was a major part of my personal statement for applications and I frequently talked about the lessons I learned during interviews. Thanks for everything you did for the program, I don’t know if I’d even be going to med school without TAP MD!

ALEX SPRAGUE
TAP MD Class of 2014

I have enjoyed every moment of TAP MD and have learned so much. I know now more than ever that I want to be a doctor. I hope someday you are bringing students to watch me perform surgery. If you ever need alumni for anything, keep me in mind.

SAM SCHLOSS
TAP MD Class of 2017

Click here to watch a recap of our 2022 TAP Health Summer Academy

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Are you or do you know anyone from a previous class of TAP HC, TAP MD or TAP RN? We love connecting with students from previous years! Please get in touch and/or join our Alumni Network on LinkedIn.

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