COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Maury Regional Hospital (MRH) developed a mentoring program for local high school students with an interest in pursuing a career in health care. The program launched this spring with twelve high school students selected by MRH from various schools in the county. The criteria used in selecting these students included their GPA, letters of recommendation and extra curricular school activities.
The twelve high school students participated in four two-hour sessions at the hospital, rotating through the Nursing, Physical Medicine, Radiology and Laboratory Departments. The students learned what a typical day in each department would be like and what education and training is required for each specialty.
Maury Regional Hospital plans to continue this program in the next school year to encourage students interested in a career in health care.