Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Nurtures the Next Generation of Medical Leaders

Published On 05/31/2013

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Five seniors from Houston High School each received a $500 college scholarship, had the chance to shadow a medical professional, and assisted in various hospital departments.

2013 Houston VolunteersFive seniors from Houston High School each received a $500 scholarship towards their college education from Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. The hospital teamed up with Houston High School and one of its student clubs, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). HOSA is a national organization that focuses on youth leadership.

“This is a great program that Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital has started,” said Donna Reed, a teacher at Houston High School who oversees the HOSA program. “The program incorporates some opportunities to shadow professionals in an area the students are interested in. It also allows students to participate in real-life situations to help them develop their communications skills.”

In addition to shadowing a nurse, physician, or another hospital professional, students experienced what it was like to work in a hospital environment. They assisted in various departments and greeted visitors at the front door and assisted them to find where they were going.

“We’re excited to offer the next generation of leaders an opportunity to experience what the medical field is all about,” said Rebecca Cullison, vice president for Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital. “This is a great way to help students see the many different career possibilities that exist in health care.”

Methodist Germantown is looking forward to working with a new group of students next year.

Pictured from left to right: Kyle Fioranelli, Katie Gairhan, Lauren Jeu, Megan Huynh. Not pictured: Venkatasushma Kalava