Medical Pathfinder Program

High school and college students during the school year an opportunity to

  • Get a feel for what it is like to be in a hospital setting
  • Observe medical professionals and their interactions with patients
  • Gain experience in the medical field
  • Interact with patients and learn about their needs
  • Give back and make a difference 

Information_Symbol(4) Students in this program will...

  • Not be completing required community service hours -- unless their hours requirement is at least 40 hours
  • Volunteer from March 4, 2018 through May 19, 2018 (exceptions will be made for college students when semesters end earlier than May 19, 2018)
  • Volunteer at least one, 3-4 hour shift per week (based on the student's schedule and available volunteer positions)
  • Have the opportunity to volunteer in patient care areas either at Rochester General Hospital or one of its offsite medical settings

Calendar_Symbol(3) Key Program Dates



Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 – Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018


Group Interviews

Week of January 22, 2018


Orientation & Training

Attend one of the following:

  • Monday, February 19, 2018 5:00-8:30pm
  • Monday, February 26, 2018 5:00-8:30pm


Program Start

Sunday, March 4, 2018


Program End

Saturday, May 19, 2018


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Action Taken

Additional Information



Complete Medical Pathfinder Application

Closed (as of Tuesday, January 16th)



Confirmation email sent by Volunteer Office

An email with next-step instructions will be sent to every student confirming receipt of their application.



Fill out preference and availability Questionnaire

Questionnaire survey link sent in Confirmation email.



Sign up for the date and time of the Group Interview session of your choice – the week of January 22, 2018.

Sign-up link sent in Confirmation email.



Complete Online (Part 1) Orientation

  1. Review the Self Study Orientation presentation.
  2. Print and complete the Part 1 Self-Study Post-Test.
  3. Print and complete the Self-Study Topic Checklist.
  4. Print and sign the Confidentiality Agreement.
  5. Print and complete the Reference Check, Essay, References & GPA Forms.



Attend Group Interview

Sign-up link sent in Confirmation email.



Placement or wait-list email sent by Volunteer Office

By Wednesday, January 31st, an email will be sent to every student that participates in a Group Interview session. Students will either find out their volunteer assignment/placement for the program or that they are on the wait-list in case a slot comes open.



Register for In-Class

(Part 2) Orientation

Monday, February 19th from 5:00-8:30pm


Monday, February 26th from 5:00-8:30pm


Location and registration details will be provided at Group Interviews.



Complete Health Screening

Paperwork distributed at Group Interview.



Program Starts week of March 4, 2018

Students will start on their assigned day of the week during the week of March 4, 2018.

MessageEmail_Symbol(1)Contact Us

If you have questions about the Medical Pathfinder Program, please contact the Volunteer Resources Team at or