The Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program, a nationally recognized program, challenges Mercy Girls to investigate the roles of biomedical professionals as they study the concepts of human medicine, physiology, genetics, microbiology, forensic science, and public health. The goal of this four-year program is to foster collaboration and design thinking as students learn content in the context of real-world cases to examine the structure and interactions of human body systems as they explore the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease.
This program is open to qualified ninth graders and is in addition to Mercy’s foundational science courses. This four-year sequence of classes builds on the skills and knowledge gained in preceding courses. Mercy Girls enrolled in this program are challenged to tackle the most pressing healthcare issues of today and tomorrow through this unique curriculum that features engaging activities related to the role of a physician, crime scene investigation, biomedical engineering and innovation, emergency medicine, and biochemistry.