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Our successful health care mentoring program, SCRUBS, continues to grow, giving students an opportunity to learn about health careers from experts in the field who love their work.

“SCRUBS” is an acronym for: Students Can Really Use Bedside Skills. Our program was named by the first group of students who joined the mentoring program at Roper St. Francis Healthcare. Students who attended past SCRUBS programs are now working as professional health care employees at Roper St. Francis Healthcare facilities.

The SCRUBS program offered at Roper St. Francis Healthcare includes three different sections that might be of interest to students exploring careers in health. 

Note: Because of the popularity of our SCRUBS Mentoring Programs and student volunteer programs we have reached capacity and will be unable to accept new applicants for this summer.


SCRUBS Healthcare Mentor Program

The SCRUBS Mentoring Program allows mature students who are seriously interested in a health career to work along with nursing staff at the bedside in a mentoring role.

  • Candidates apply and are processed through the Volunteer Departments at Roper Hospital and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.
  • Processing includes an interview, application, background checks, two step TB test, immunization documentation, reference letter and attendance at a scheduled Volunteer Orientation session.
  • Minimum age is 16.
  • Students completing 40 hours of mentoring earn a Certificate of Completion.
  • SCRUBS mentoring students are scheduled through the Roper St. Francis Healthcare DreamPool scheduling office for three to four hours shifts during weekday daytime hours.
  • The SCRUBS Mentoring Program is very popular and often operates at capacity. Applicants are interviewed and accepted when there is an opening in the program.

Contact the volunteer coordinator’s office directly at your location of choice and ask to apply for the SCRUBS Mentoring program: 

Roper Hospital
(843) 724-2080
316 Calhoun St.
Charleston, SC 29401
West Ashley:
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
(843) 402-1156
2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr.
Charleston, SC 29414

SCRUBS Mentoring Program Information



Scrubs Health Careers Camp

The SCRUBS Health Career Camp is an exciting, activity filled week spent exploring health related careers for students ages 13-15 years old. 

The camp is held in June from Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 4 p.m. ending with a graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon. Campers will be given the chance to explore careers in Surgical Services, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Neonatology, Physical Therapy and more. They can also earn their CPR Certificate and First Aid Certificate.

Request an application packet: 
To request your application packet for SCRUBS camp call (843) 402-2273. The application packet includes a teacher recommendation form and requires a 300-word essay. Applications are available each year after January 1.

Camp Locations:
Roper Hospital or St. Francis Hospital

Upcoming Camp: June 8-12, 2015


SCRUB "U" Student Program


SCRUBS “U” features quarterly evening sessions each concentrating on a specific area of health careers. Each program offers an exciting glimpse into a medical field. 

Topics include:

  • Neonatology
  • Operating Room Careers
  • Radiology & Related Careers
  • Physical Therapy


  • Minimum age for SCRUBS “U” is 13
  • The program is free of charge; Registration required
  • $10 fee for Khaki SCRUBS “U” scrub top
  • Programs begin promptly at 5 p.m. and end at 7 p.m.
  • SCRUBS “U” is accepted as job shadowing

Photo Consent During the session, photos of students exploring health careers are taken for use in program promotion. If you would like to be included in the photos, please download a photo release form, complete and bring to the first session. In addition, these pictures can be shared with friends or downloaded and used for school projects.

Call (843) 402-2273 for more information and to register for the next SCRUBS "U" session.

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