Lexington Medical Center is accepting applications for the 2017 Partners Program, a summer internship for Lexington County high school students that introduces them to careers in the health care industry. In its 27th year, the Partners Program attracts some of the best and brightest high school students in Lexington County every summer.The 2017 Partners Program will focus on allied health careers with interactive, hands-on seminars, clinical rotations and tours of educational institutions. While students will learn about all areas of health care, the internship will highlight the work of allied health professionals including physical therapists, radiology technicians and surgical technologists.
During a three-week session, students will rotate through three clinical areas in the mornings. They will participate in afternoon activities two days a week at the University of South Carolina School of Nursing, Midlands Technical College’s surgical technologist program and Lexington Medical Center Extended Care.
At the end of the program, the Lexington Medical Center Foundation will award a rising senior from each Lexington County high school and one rising senior from home/private schools with a $1,000 book scholarship for their freshman year of college.
To apply, students must complete an application, which they can find online at https://lexmed-apply.fluidreview.com/
The application deadline for the Partners Program is Thursday, February 23, 2017.
There are two Partners Program sessions: June 5 – 23, 2017 and July 11 – 28, 2017. Each session is from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on weekdays with afternoon activities from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. two days per week.
The Partners Program is made possible thanks to support from the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. It continues to be a popular program with Lexington County students and hospital staff. In fact, several hospital employees participated in the program when they attended high school.