WOMEN IN MEDICINE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
The Women in Medicine Program is a unique partnership between Mercy High School Baltimore and Mercy Medical Center. It is an opportunity for young women with an interest in medicine and the health professions to observe and meet with medical professionals in a specialized healthcare environment. The goal of this four-year program is to bring together students and outstanding women leaders in health-related careers, to broaden their knowledge of medical fields, and to expand their understanding of the qualities and skills necessary for a successful healthcare professional. The program is open to qualifying 9th graders and is highly prestigious, the only one of its kind in Baltimore. For students considering a career in healthcare— as a physician, nurse, pharmacist, physical therapist, research scientist, hospital administrator, or other healthcare field, this program offers an unparalleled experience.
THE SISTER AGNESE NEUMANN SCHOLARS PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MEDSTAR GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
The Sister Agnese Neumann Scholars Program in partnership with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital allows students hands-on experience in health care. The Neumann Scholars Program exposes students to key specialties at MedStar Good Samaritan: aging science, occupational and physical therapy, nursing, and community/public health. Students receive hands-on training in fundamental skills which include CPR, patient safety training, infection prevention, and first-responder training. They also attend special professional development sessions at the hospital which focus on cutting-edge topics in health care. The program spans three academic years and culminates in a summer internship.
This three-year program is open to incoming 9th graders and rising 10th graders. Space is limited each year and application is required. The program’s name honors the first chair of Mercy’s science department, Sister Agnese Neumann, RSM, who went on to a career as a nurse practitioner. Sister Agnese continues to be actively involved as a volunteer at Mercy High School.
PROJECT LEAD THE WAY BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM
This four-year, nationally recognized program allows students to explore the biomedical science area of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or medicine) fields. Over the course of their high school career, students take a four-year sequence of classes focused on biomedical science in addition to their regular science courses.
The rigorous and relevant four-course [Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Science] sequence allows students to investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health. Students engage in activities like investigating the death of a fictional person to learn content in the context of real-world cases. They examine the structures and interactions of human body systems and explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, all while working collaboratively to understand and design solutions to the most pressing health challenges of today and the future.
Each course in the Biomedical Science sequence builds on the skills and knowledge students gain in the preceding courses.
WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY
This four-year program is designed to introduce students to a more intense and broader technology experience. The Women in Technology Program includes:
Web site design and management
Audio and video editing
Databases and information retrieval
Computer and network security
Applications in information technology and information systems
Social issues involving Internet security, privacy, copyright, and the global impact of technology
The program will also provide an opportunity for Mercy students to explore career paths in technology and to gain both experience and in-depth knowledge in various information technology areas. Students graduating from this program will be better prepared to enter technology-oriented college disciplines that can lead to high-tech careers in Baltimore and beyond.