The Sister Agnese Neumann Scholars Program in partnership with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital provides hands-on experience in fundamental lifesaving skills in a healthcare setting, including CPR, patient safety training, infection prevention, and first-responder training. This three-year program allows Mercy Girls to explore key specialities at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital: aging science, occupational and physical therapy, nursing, and community and public health. Mercy Girls in this program also focus on innovative topics in healthcare by participating in special professional development sessions at the hospital.
This highly competitive program is open to incoming ninth graders and rising tenth graders, and honors the first chair of Mercy’s science department, Sister Agnese Neumann, RSM, who went on to a career as a nurse practitioner. Spanning three years and culminating in a summer internship, this program’s methodical approach prepares Mercy Girls for careers related to the hospital’s specialties.