Kaiser Permanente Northwest | KP YEAH!
Kaiser Permanente Youth Exploration Academy in Healthcare (KP YEAH!) Application Overview
KP Youth Exploration Academy in Healthcare (KP YEAH!) is a paid, four week-long, interactive exploration program for high school students. The program focuses on providing high school students with exposure to Kaiser Permanente’s integrated healthcare system while promoting access to higher education, career readiness and introduction to various healthcare pathways.
During this experience, participants gain transferable and marketable work skills and health care career exposure through administrative experiences and simulated clinical experiences.
Basic Eligibility Requirements:
- High school students entering their 11th or 12th grade year in Fall 2020 and seniors graduating in Spring 2020
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (weighted)
Have an interest in healthcare careers
- Reside in the Kaiser Permanente Northwest service area and attend an eligible high school
If you meet the basic eligibility requirements, you are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications are evaluated based on the selection criteria below. While academic achievement is considered, the evaluation focuses primarily on non-academic information.
- Engagement in activities (extracurricular, community service, and/or work)
- Commitment to a career in health care
- Character qualities (as shared in your personal statement and letter of recommendation)
- Diversity characteristics
- Economic and/or social disadvantage
Applicants will receive additional consideration for any of the following:
Being a first-generation college-bound student (neither parent has graduated from a two- or four-year college).
Demonstrating financial need (e.g., at or below 185% of the federal poverty guideline).
Speaking English plus a second language fluently.
Being a member of a diverse population, including racial/ethnic populations underrepresented in healthcare. Students who identify as Black or African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Asian/Pacific Islander, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or those with a disability are encouraged to apply.
Engaging in organized health and wellness activities at school and/or school-based health center activities.
Regularly volunteering or working in a public health setting such as a free clinic or health education organization.