Healthcare Worker Programs

At First Descents, we want to celebrate the extraordinary doctors, nurses, social workers, and more who have dedicated themselves to improving health outcomes for countless young adults impacted by cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Staying true to our roots, these individuals must be between the ages of 18-45 and provide direct healthcare services to patients with cancer or MS. For more information on eligibility, please refer to our eligibility criteria. Interested in joining us on an adventure? Start by completing an inquiry.

We serve a wide range of MS and Oncology healthcare professionals which include but are not limited to: oncologist, pathologist, neurologist, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, nurse, palliative care, genetic counselors, physiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech/language pathologist, neuropsychologist, psychologist, social worker, patient navigator, psychiatrist, registered dietitian, clinical pharmacists, diagnostic radiologist.

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Rock Climbing | Adirondacks, NY – Healthcare Workers

June 9, 2024 - June 14, 2024

The Adirondack Mountains offer six million acres of classic long climbs, warm swimming holes, and wandering tree-lined trails. Spend a week learning how to rock climb on some of the most famous granite rock walls on the East Coast with your First Descents crew and the trusted guides at Alpine…

Eligibility: Healthcare Worker Participants, ages 18-45
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Kayaking | Rogue River, OR – Healthcare Workers

August 11, 2024 - August 16, 2024

The Rogue River starts its journey at Crater Lake and winds its way through 215 miles of Oregonian wilderness. The warm water, friendly rapids, and lush scenery make it the perfect kayaking playground for beginners and experts alike. Expert guides from Sundance Kayak School will teach you the basics and…

Eligibility: Healthcare Worker Participants, ages 18-45
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