High School Engagement
Since 2018, we have partnered with local high school Catalyst Maria to expose students to careers in healthcare. Located in the southwest part of the city, the predominantly Black and Latino students spend a day at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The day includes a tour of the emergency department and simulation center, a career panel (including nursing, pharmacy, ED techs, physical therapy and physicians) and a presentation on basic skills to help bleeding patients in everyday settings. The goal of the day is meant to get students interested in healthcare careers and allow residents to connect with students in the community. The hope is to build upon this relationship in order to pique the interest of students who may have never considered health careers.