MGH Program Gives HS Students Up-Close Look At Health Care Careers

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – Students can learn a lot in a classroom, but sometimes seeing really is believing, particularly when it comes to science education.

A group of fortunate students from Boston, Chelsea, and Revere are getting a front-row seat on the science of health care. They are participants in the Mass. General Hospital Youth Scholars program.

The goal is to help students make STEM classes (science, technology, engineering and math) feel more relevant.

Christy Egun of the Youth Scholars program explained, “We are able to show them what STEM looks like in a research lab … and how it fits into their academics.”

Tenth-graders shadow different departments in the hospital to learn about all of the various career paths.

For example, they went to the Radiation-Oncology lab, 65 feet below the Charles River, to see how technicians deliver doses of radiation to very specific parts of the human body.


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