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The Healthcare Career Club meets four times each year and allows freshmen and sophmore students to observe careers in healthcare facilities throughout Western New York. The club offers a combination of community field trips, career presentations and MASH camps, which bring students to a Catholic Health hospital for a behind-the-scenes look at various healthcare careers.
This year's activities are as follows:
If you would like to participate in the Healthcare Career Club, please contact your school representative:
During shadowing rotations, students get a first-hand look at their desired career by shadowing a Catholic Health employee during his or her workday.
Each student will have the opportunity to visit 8 departments at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo:
Department personnel will serve as mentors as they go about their jobs and will provide explanations of how they perform their roles and why. Mentors will guide students in seeing, understanding and appreciating their tasks in the context of the hospital. Each of the 8 mentors works with an individual student each week, rotating 8 times until each area is experienced.
Students currently participating in the program will be absent from school between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:
To inquire about shadowing opportunities, please contact your school representative:
Mt. Mercy Academy students who participated in a shadowing rotation on November 9 (left to right): Bryanna McKinnon, Heather Buck, Cara Barnes, Emily Diaz, Kelly Hess, Colleeen Garvin, Janelle Lauciello, Jessica Krieger
MASH Camps bring students to a Catholic Health hospital for a behind-the-scenes look at healthcare careers. This unique educational opportunity is designed to increase students’ awareness about the many job opportunities that exist in area hospitals.
Students participate in hands-on activities and tour several hospital departments to see staff in action and find out if a career in healthcare might be right for them.
If you would like to attend a MASH camp, please contact your school representative:
|Mt. Mercy Academy students toured Mercy Hospital during MASH Camp. The students scrubbed in (left) before entering the laboratory.|
Mt. Mercy Academy students enrolled in AP Biology and Anatomy and Physiology classes will tour Mercy Hospital. Students will visit the following departments:
If you would like more information about class tours, please contact Teresa Melonson at email@example.com.
During a tour of the laboratory at Mercy Hospital, Jason Sewell shows Mt. Mercy Academy students a freshly sectioned tissue block to demonstrate the slide-making process.