Teens Begin Summer Learning at Mercy

June 17, 2016
TLC (Teens Learning in the Community) is a summer program at Mercy Hospital St. Louis for 30 area high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. The program runs for eight weeks each summer allowing teens to volunteer in, and experience, various areas around the hospital. Each day, there’s a lunch and learn presentation by co-workers in different health care careers at Mercy. 

This week, Missy Bays and the Mercy Kids pediatric transport team presented their roles, explained how care is coordinated and let the students see inside an ARCH medical helicopter as well as the Mercy Kids Ambulance. 

Other presentations include Child Life, radiology and imaging, respiratory, sleep medicine, emergency trauma, surgery and lab. The TLC program wraps up with the Benefit for Mercy Kids Carnival at the end of July.

For more information about the TLC program, click here.

 

TLC volunteers by the ARCH helicoptor at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

TLC volunteers by the ARCH helicoptor at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

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