Return to Headlines

SHS Senior selected for exclusive LMC Partner's Program

Megan Collins Photo This summer, Swansea High School Senior Megan Collins participated in Lexington Medical Center's highly selective Partner's Program. During the intensive three-week internship, Megan was introduced to the rigors and rewards of the health care industry. She experienced first-hand operations of the hospital in the following clinical areas: Outpatient Surgery, 7th-floor Surgical Unit, and Radiology. In addition, she participated in interactive workshops, activities, and seminars that included presentations from healthcare professionals. Megan received a $1,000 scholarship from the program.

After graduation from high school, she plans to pursue a pre-med pathway for her undergraduate degree, then attend medical school to become a trauma surgeon. When asked about her experience Megan said, “My brain is really weird compared to others and most people don’t understand my fascination with the medical field. This month-long opportunity allowed me to make friendships with people that think and work like me. This was truly an amazing opportunity, and I am very thankful that Mrs. Hartley, my Health Science teacher, told me to apply for this program. I was able to experience everything she taught me.

Mrs. Kelly Hartley shared, “Megan is an exceptional student that has demonstrated significant perseverance in her class and I expect nothing but great things from her in the future. “

Our district is proud of Megan!