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The Women in Medicine Program

The Women in Medicine Program in partnership with
Mercy Medical Center

The Women in Medicine Program in partnership with Mercy Medical Center provides a unique opportunity to observe medical procedures and meet with professionals in a specialized healthcare environment. The goal of this four-year program is to expose students to 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 to be a successful healthcare professional.

This program is open to qualified ninth-graders and will continue throughout their enrollment at Mercy High School. There are a limited number of spaces available each year in this highly prestigious program, the only one of its kind in Baltimore. For students considering a career in health care—as a physician, nurse, physical therapist, or research scientist—this program offers an unparalleled experience.
The Women in Medicine Program in partnership with Mercy Medical Center includes visits to the hospital*, interaction with staff, group discussions and mentor lunches with women leaders in healthcare, introduction to the latest advancements in healthcare technology, discussion of medical career paths and educational requirements, and live demonstrations and hands-on learning experiences.

*Visits to the hospital are dependent on regional health indicators.

All Mercy Girls who participate in the Women in Medicine Program are required by Mercy Medical Center to have a negative TB test and proof of vaccination for all common childhood vaccines, COVID-19, and influenza.

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  • Ninth Grade Programming

    In the first year of the Women in Medicine Program, Mercy Girls participate in five visits to the hospital.
    • Visit 1: Welcome Orientation and Hospital Tour
    • Visit 2: Career Day
      • Mercy Girls participate in a Lunch & Learn with leadership from various departments at the hospital. Previous departments in attendance have included radiology and imaging, rehabilitation, social work, pastoral care, phlebotomy, human resources, nursing, quality control (HH/ATP/Isolation), and personnel (MD/NP/PA)
    • Visit 3: Lecture and Presentation
    • Visit 4: Lecture and Presentation
    • Visit 5: Facility Tour of Stella Maris
    Previous topics for Lectures in Year 1 have included nursing, forensic and emergency management, social work and case management, breast health, and NICU operations.
  • Tenth Grade Programming

    In the second year of the Women in Medicine Program, Mercy Girls participate in six visits to the hospital.
    • Visit 1: Department Rotations
    • Visit 2: Interactive Presentation and Demonstration
    • Visit 3: Interactive Presentation and Demonstration
    • Visit 4: Department Rotations
    • Visit 5: Department Rotations
    • Visit 6: Interactive Presentation and Demonstration
    Previous topics for Interactive Presentations and Demonstrations have included healthcare for the homeless, casting and splinting, and simulation lab operations.
  • Eleventh Grade Programming

    In the third year of the Women in Medicine Program, Mercy Girls participate in five visits to the hospital.
    • Visit 1: Interactive Presentation and Demonstration
    • Visit 2: Department Rotations
    • Visit 3: Interactive Presentation and Demonstration
    • Visit 4: Department Rotations
    • Visit 5: Interactive Presentation and Demonstration
    Previous topics for Interactive Presentations and Demonstrations have included surgery observation, biomedical engineering, and CPR demonstration.
  • Twelfth Grade Programming

    In the fourth year of the Women in Medicine Program, Mercy Girls participate in five visits to the hospital.
    • Visit 1: Department Rotations
    • Visit 2: Interactive Presentation and Demonstration
    • Visit 3: Department Rotations
    • Visit 4: Department Rotations
    • Visit 5: Interactive Presentation and Demonstration
    Previous topics for Interactive Presentations and Demonstrations have included surgery observation, suturing, IV Care, and ultrasound operation.
  • What is evaluated in the application process?

    A supplemental application is required and acceptance is limited. Mercy Girls must have the following: 
    • Excellent mathematics and science preparation and skill level
    • Strong standardized test results
    • Strong High School Placement Test (HPST) results
    • A well-written and thoughtful application statement
    • Completed supplemental application
Mercy High School Baltimore is a sponsored ministry of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and is a member of Mercy Education.

Mercy High School proudly partners with eCampus for textbooks and other materials for our Mercy Girls.

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