Incoming freshmen will get to take advantage of health career mentorships for high school students in the coming school year.
75 high school freshmen will be admitted to the Cleveland Scholars program through an application process. According to Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth’s CEO, students will be exposed to a variety of healthcare careers. These include jobs that are currently in high demand, such as medical assistants and pharmacy technicians. Students often are not aware of the variety of hospital careers.
“Hospitals have a multitude of jobs that nobody would think about,” Boutros said.
Only freshmen will be involved in the new Scholars program. One day a month for more than seven months, they will go to MetroHealth to learn about the careers. They will have the opportunity to speak with paramedics, nurses, doctors, EMTs technicians, and administrators.