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Healthcare Exploration Summer Institute (HESI)

This is an intensive 4-week summer internship program in which you will gain exposure to healthcare careers in the hospital by rotating through a different hospital department each day. Some of these departments include physical therapy, nursing floors, medical laboratory, endoscopy, radiology, pharmacy, catheterization lab, hyperbarics, sleep lab, women's center, pulmonary, infection control, and the surgical lounge. Students also develop professional workplace skills and familiarize themselves with medical case studies. Limited spots are available for East County San Diego Health Pathway students.

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2017 HESI Information


Sharp Grossmont Hospital


June 26 - July 21 (Calendar)


East County San Diego Health Pathway student

Minimum 16 yrs. old

Completion of Medical Chemistry

Minimum 3.0 GPA

"C" or better in all health pathway courses

Teacher recommendation

Application Deadlines:

February 24, 2017 for HESI Applications

March 3, 2017 for Teacher Recommendations

How Do I Apply?


  1. Choose a teacher (preferably a health pathway teacher) to complete the 2017 Teacher Recommendation Form. You can save and email the Google Doc version of the form to your teacher, print it out and give it to your teacher to complete, or send them the link to the Google Form version. Teacher recommendation forms must be submitted by: Friday, March 3, 2017 @ 5:00 pm.

When Will I Know If I Get In?

Applications and Teacher Recommendations will be reviewed, and students that are selected for an interview will be emailed an interview time by Tuesday, March 7.

Interviews will be done in groups of 4-5 students over a 30-minute period on Tuesday, March 14 between 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the GUHSD District Office.

Interns will be selected following these interviews, and contacted before Friday, March 17 to be notified of their acceptance to the 2017 HESI Program.

Application and Forms

2017 HESI Application (CLOSED)

2017 HESI Essay (CLOSED)

Teacher Recommendation Form (Google Doc)

Teacher Recommendation Form (Google Form)

Questions??? Contact Heather Peterson at