Diversity Awareness Partnership

EXPLORE Patient Care

According to research published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, minorities are significantly underrepresented within the field of patient care with 73% of healthcare employees and 87% of hospital executives identifying as non-Hispanic White.  With this reality, DAP and SSM Health partnered to develop and produce the EXPLORE Patient Care program which sought to expose students of color to the field of patient care as well as professional opportunities at SSM.


EXPLORE Fact Sheet       2017/2018 EXPLORE Program Menu

Why should you apply to this free program?

  • You will build relationships that can lead to future internships and job opportunities.
  • You will learn about potential career paths and hear personal stories from professional mentors right here in St. Louis.
  • You will develop essential career-building skills that will help you succeed.

Check back for EXPLORE program dates for the 2018/2019 academic year.


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