The 2012 Partners Program

2012 Partners Program Participants

Beginning this month, Lexington Medical Center is openings its doors to some of the brightest high school students in Lexington County for an intensive summer internship inside the hospital called the Partners Program. In its 22nd year, the Partners Program has become a popular tradition at the hospital.

“The goal is to give students an inside look at what they can expect in a health care career,” said Kelli Bennett, Workforce Coordinator at Lexington Medical Center, who conducts the Partners Program. “It’s a glimpse into our world.”

The students will focus on clinical training around the hospital and interact with hospital staff in assigned clinical areas. They may help with bed making, checking vital signs, stocking and general duties while being supervised by a mentor. In addition, they will take part in field studies including a tour of the USC School of Medicine, Midlands Technical College Health Science Programs, LMC Laboratory and LMC Extended Care.

Approximately 200 students from Lexington County high schools applied for the Partners Program in a rigorous interview process with a panel of hospital staff members and written application. Sixty were selected to participate. Lexington Medical Center will award a $1,000 book scholarship to one rising senior from each Lexington County High School, home school and private school, for a total of 13 scholarships.

The Partners Program is divided into two sessions: June 11 – 29 and July 9 – 27. Students are in clinical areas from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays. The program is sponsored by the Lexington Medical Center Foundation. Throughout its history, some Partners Program participants have returned to work at Lexington Medical Center when they complete their education.

Congratulations to the 2012 Lexington Medical Center Partners Program participants:

Brookland-Cayce High School
Bryson Bouknight
Brittany Goodwin

Chapin High School
Ethan Zakian
Alexis Comose
Swain Spearman
Alina Burlacu
Jordan Miller
Serena Finley
Megan Rich
Katherine Foster
Taylor Hilyer
Haley Player
Amanda Bickley
Hunter Booth
Connor Haycox
Marie Floyd

Dutch Fork High School
Karishma Dewnani
Ruchi Desai
Shannon Roberson
Marissa Cantwell
Seong Lee
Megan Helms
Mariam Almassri
Vaihdehi Gajjar
Karmen Gee
Lauren Blanchette
Hayden Fields
Irraj Iftikhar
Prem Patel

Gilbert High School
Hannah Swearingen

Matthew Aurednik

Irmo High School
Madison Leonardi
Anna Buford
Pooja Patel
Rupa Mehta
Zoe Ayers
Savannah Bowyer
Ryan Hood
Ami Patel

Lexington High School
Izlen Pedsenar
Briana Gartmon
Matthew White
Holley Davis
Allie Schwab
Halie Haltiwanger
Victoria McCaw
Sierra Putnam
Allison Kurtz
Rachel Bicker
Kayla Pickler
Curtis Ward
Dylan Patel

Pelion High School
Ashley Sharpe

Swansea High School
Emilee Piersanti
Rebecca Burkhart

White Knoll High School
Alexandra Cordes
Emily Jeffcoat
Noori Jaggi

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