Students from McNicholas High School considering a career in the medical field are exploring some real-life medical situations with the Mercy Medical Explorers Program. Fourteen McNicholas students were selected based on their applications and essays submitted to the program.
Students attend seven 90-minute sessions designed to inform and inspire them about opportunities in the healthcare community. During the first session, students learned about emergency medicine with visits to the suture lab, an EMS squad, and a code blue simulator. Recently, students talked to surgeons and visited operating rooms, open heart and robotics surgery rooms, and the laboratory and pathology departments. Upcoming sessions will include tours of the cardiology department and cath lab, an arthroscopic joint lab and physical therapy facility, and a visit to the Hamilton County Public Health Department to learn more about public health issues.
McNicholas students participating include Megan Arnold, Amanda Bush, Emily Friend, Meechi Georgiades, Aidan Guessford, Madison Isaacs, Jenna Keiser, Olivia Klosterman, Emily Melendez, Maggie Nunner, Grace Rosenbaum, Nick Russell, Olivia Rohling, and Marie Steinkuhl.