Educational Programs

Minds of the Future

The Minds of the Future Program at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center is a three-hour educational program to meet the needs of junior and senior high school students interested in a career in healthcare. This program introduces students to various careers in the hospital setting. Specifically, it includes presentations from a physician, nurse or rehabilitation therapist.

In addition to the presentations, students participate in breakout sessions with some of the following groups: Rehabilitation Services, Trauma Prevention Programs, and the Maryland Advanced Simulation, Training, Research and Innovation Center (MASTRI).

Students also get a chance to learn about the consequences of poor decision making with exposure to a condensed trauma prevention program presentation. A short video and discussion about distracted/impaired driving follows before students are taken through the Shock Trauma Center to view the TRU (Trauma Resuscitation Unit), ICU and the helipad if available.

This program, scheduled 9am-1pm, is attended by 20 students per session. Applications must be submitted at least two months prior to requested program date. For every 10-15 students, there must be at least 1 chaperone to accompany the group. All students must be at least 16 years of age to attend the session. Applications are approved on a case by case basis depending upon resource availability.

To apply for the program, fill out this application and return to