Science and Healthcare Academy




  • As one of the largest industries in 2010, healthcare provided 14.3 million jobs for wage and salary workers.


  • Ten of the 20 fastest growing occupations are healthcare related.


  • Healthcare will generate 3.2 million new wage and salary jobs between 2010 and 2020, more than any other industry.*






Begin taking the steps to a career in health care at Mount Mercy Academy.

Mount Mercy Academy offers a unique career internship program for students to experience different professions first hand.  Students will have the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field of their choice as well as have exposure to many other careers.  Mount Mercy has teamed up with administration and staff at Mercy Hospital to create a vivid learning experience for the girls.  Students begin interacting with the professional community as freshmen through the Health Care Career Club and continue through the Science and Healthcare Academy.  Each student enrolled in this program will have the opportunity to be placed in an internship in the field of her choice, not necessarily healthcare specific.


The Program

As Freshmen & Sophomores: Students participate in the Health Care Career Club, moderated by the Catholic Health System. They are able to attend various field trips, gaining first-hand knowledge of careers in health care, such as visits to Mercy Flight, the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus and MASH Camp at Mercy Hospital.

As Juniors: Students are given the opportunity to participate in a shadowing rotation program in the fields of Radiology, Gross Anatomy, Maternity. Mission on the Move Traveling Clinic, Nursing Units, Respiratory Therapy, Physical Therapy and more.

As Seniors: Students participate in an internship in the field of their choice (Finance, Marketing, Communications, Human Resources as well as Research and all Medical/Clinical) either at Mercy Hospital or another approved location. They must complete a total of fifty non-paid hours of work, complete a log of their participation and then research colleges that offer related majors.

For more information on the Catholic Health Partnership, please contact Leigh High or call Mount Mercy Academy at (716) 825-8796.  

Download the Catholic Health Partnership brochure

"Mercy is more than just a school. Mercy is my second home and a shoulder to lean on. Mount Mercy has given me the confidence and resources to pursue my passions and make the world a more inclusive place, propelling me to take strides into male-dominated fields. Mercy blessed me with an environment to grow intellectually and in the community, giving me the foundation to make a tangible impact while making lifelong friendships."

Adrianna Awald

Class of 2022

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