Good Shepherd offers program for students

BARRINGTON – Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is offering its Future Healthcare Professionals Program to high school juniors interested in non-physician, health-related careers. 

The program offers observation experiences in hospital departments including nursing, surgery, emergency department, obstetrics, rehabilitation, radiology, pharmacy, pastoral care and laboratory. In addition, the students will create a project as a team to document their experience, impressions and ideas. The program runs eight hours a day Monday through Friday from June 9-27. No vacation or personal days are permitted.

Eight students are selected for the program by interview, counselor and one other recommendation, written essay, past experiences and grade point average.  

Applications are available through local high school guidance counselors and can be downloaded at The deadline for applications is April 2.  

This is an unpaid observation and project-based experience open to high school juniors in the primary and secondary service area of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. For information, call Wendy Perlin of Good Shepherd’s Rehabilitation Department at 847-842-4188.