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Mount Mercy Academy Healthcare Summer Internships

by cnewman

For Mount Mercy Academy students it's not all "fun in the sun" this summer. Young women who belong to the Academy of Science and Healthcare are taking advantage of the time available to them to work with professional mentors in the field of science and healthcare.

The MMA Academy of Science and Heathcare is 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. MMA has teamed up with administration and staff at Mercy Hospital to create a vivid learning experience for the girls. 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.

Eight rising juniors are shadowing at Mercy Hospital with hospital staff while upcoming seniors are taking school accredited internships. Annie Barnes (Fredonia) and Jenna Dasta (West Seneca) are interning with Dr. Steven Barnes at the Barnes Primary Care Services in Angola and Silvercreek. Laura Pantano (Derby) will be assisting at the Buffalo Neurosurgery Group in West Seneca with Dr. Egnatchik and Erin Bender (Lackawanna) and Megan Sheehan (Buffalo) will be interning at Georgetown University Hospital under the auspices of  Paul Warda, CFO.

"Mount Mercy has taught me some of the most important things in my life and I am so grateful for that. I know that incorporating the principles of a woman of Mercy has made me the best version of myself. I can only hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and teach others the valuable lessons that I was taught at Mount Mercy. While I have learned so many things here, the greatest thing by far that I have learned is that DNA does not always make a family, love makes a family and that is exactly what I have gained here, a second family."

Mariah Rullan

Class of 2019

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