October 2, 2013
Donna Bohan, Surgery nurse manager, talks to the students about careers in the OR; Peggy Coughlin, far right, looks on.
With the continued shortage of doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals, exposing high school students to careers in healthcare may just be what the doctor ordered.
Students from D’Youville College’s Health Careers Opportunity Program participated in a special MASH (Medical Academy of Science & Health) Camp at Mercy Hospital in July to get a behind-the-scenes look at various healthcare careers. The Health Careers Opportunity Program is a federally-funded educational program designed to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds learn more about careers in health care.
Nancy Preskop, Catholic Health’s Recruitment Program coordinator, led the program that included presentations on various healthcare careers and tours of key hospital areas such as Imaging, Pathology, Maternity, Surgical Services and the ER.
This article appeared in the July - September 2013 edition of Mercy Connection, the official newsletter of Mercy Hospital.