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   2019/2020 EXPLORE Program Menu   Download the Application

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.

Download the Application

Submit application via email to b.mcdonald@dapinclusive.org or mail to:
Bridget McDonald, 40 N. Rock Hill Rd, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Application must be RECEIVED two weeks prior to the first session


Contact Steve Parks, Director of Programs
at 314-246-3143 / sparks@dapinclusive.org