Memorial Medical Center has announced its winter sessions for a program designed to help students and community members learn more about health care careers. The free program, Hands-On Healthcare, launched in September 2017 and is offered in partnership with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Hands-On HealthCare meets at least monthly. Sessions for the winter are rehabilitation therapy, 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 6; nursing, 2-4 p.m. on Jan. 21; medical education, 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 7; and pharmacy, 2-4 p.m. on March 4. Registration for each class opens 30 days before the class date. Each session has a limit of 40 participants.

The rehabilitation services class will be held in Suite 140, Memorial Physician Services-Koke Mill, 3132 Old Jacksonville Road; the nursing and pharmacy classes will be held in Room 2B, Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation, 228 W. Miller St.; and the medical education class will be held at SIU School of Medicine, 801 N. Rutledge St.

Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. A confirmation email will include documents that require a parent’s or guardian’s signature if the participant is 18 years old or younger. To register or for more information, visit