HCC Philadelphia

In 2008, Barry Mann, MD, Chief Academic Officer of Main Line Health, initiated an educational enrichment program designed to help disadvantaged high school students develop the skills necessary to explore and pursue careers in health care.  Developed initially as a partnership between the Lankenau Medical Center and Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia, the success of the program inspired additional Philadelphia-based hospital-high school alliances.

Currently, in Philadelphia, four medical schools are implementing the Health Career Academy at five high schools. Our partner medical schools include Temple University School of MedicineDrexel University College of MedicineSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).  Our partner high schools include Chester High SchoolOverbrook High SchoolAbraham Lincoln High SchoolMartin Luther King High School, and West Catholic High School.                                                                                            


March 3, 2020: HCC partners with Mercy Vocational high school to provide sessions in phlebotomy, suturing, surgical robotics, intubation, and simulated patients.

Mercy Vocational high school students
student listens for heart beat and breath sounds
student tries daVinci surgical robot
suturing workshop
intubation demonstration
student listens for heart beat and breath sounds
Phlebotomist demonstrates how to collect blood samples in appropriate tubes.

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