You May Request Placement Preferences On The Application. We Make Every Effort To Place You In Your First Choice, However, We Cannot Guarantee It.
Mercy Health - St.Mary's
Students are assigned to three clinical areas for their Immersion experience, based on career interest, as much as possible. Areas utilized include cardiac intermediate, emergency medicine, family medicine/outpatient, physical therapy, neurological science, oncology, orthopedics, postpartum / newborn nursery, primary care clinics, respiratory and urgent care.
Mercy Health's off-site placement locations are also available, but not limited to:
- Browning Claytor Clinic - 1246 Madison SE, Grand Rapids, 49507
- Clinica Santa Maria - 730 Grandville Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, 49503 (bilingual)
- Sparta Family Health Center - 475 South State Street, Sparta, 49345
- Urgent Care East Beltline - 1471 East Beltline, Grand Rapids, 49525
Spectrum Health - Medical Explorers
Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 - 5:00 p.m.
**(request only if you are able to get an early release from your high school. You must be on-site by 2:25 PM)
Students rotate through a variety of departments within Spectrum Health. Departments/areas utilized include acute care of the elderly, care management, medsurg, internal medicine, neuroscience, pediatrics, pharmacy, radiology, respiratory care, and urgent care. Medical Explorers also participate in 4-5 tours, including AeroMed, Blodgett Morgue, GVSU Simulation Lab and more.
Although most experiences take place at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus, some occur at other locations.
Spectrum off-site campus locations are also available, but not limited to:
- Blodgett Hospital / Acute Care of Elderly: 1840 Wealthy SE, GR, 49506
- Integrated Care Campus on the East Beltine
- Aero Med by the Airport
Meadowlark - Sparta
Meadowlark Retirement Village offers an environment where residents can chose a variety of options from Residential Living to Assisted Living services. Students will have the opportunity to interact in activities that will promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual support for the residents.
Porter Hills - Grand Rapids
Porter Hills serves the aging population and offers a variety of choices that include residential living, assisted living, or a full continuum of care with Alzheimer / dementia care and skilled nursing. Students will have the opportunity to rotate through a wide variety of these service areas.
Spectrum Health Pennock - Hastings
Pennock Hospital is a short term acute care hospital. Student observations are coordinated by the Education Development Coordinator and may consist of rotations through Cardiopulmonary/Respiratory, Laboratory, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Radiology (Imaging), and Rehabilitation. Nursing observations will also be available.
Dental / Orthodontic Offices and Rehabilitation Services (Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/ Speech) are available upon request.
Reminder: Transportation to and from placement sites is the responsibility of the student.
FREE transportation may be available if needed. Please contact Krista Harmon @ 616-365-2369 or email@example.com for details.
If you have a connection at a medical site, or have a special interest, please communicate this with the Career Exploration Consultant . We try to develop new placement sites as requested.
Learn about different applications of STEAM (Science,Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) through hands-on activities, discussions,and career exploration. Our Workshops are perfect for curious kids who want toknow how things work and why we study STEAM. This program will feature adifferent topic each month and is for kids in grades 6-8 (but younger and olderkids are welcome to stop by). Snacks and Ride to Read passes will be available.
September 6, 2017
Why did ancient people make pictures out of the stars? Whogets to name a constellation? Learn all about the science and mythology behindconstellations, recreate famous ones, and even design your own from real starmaps.
October 4, 2017
Learn the principles of water power by assembling afunctioning robotic arm that moves using hydraulic power!
November 1, 2017
Kinetic Creatures are walking cardboard animals that youbuild from a kit! You'll learn about movement and engineering while you help usput together Rory, Geno, and Elly.
December 6, 2017
Electricity can happen anywhere! Design your own circuit onpaper and light up LEDs using copper tape and conductive ink.
January 3, 2018
If you had fun creating circuits on paper, then you'll lovethis workshop where we'll create our own fashionable circuitry. Kids areencouraged to bring old clothing for themselves but extra supplies will be available.
February 7, 2018
Use your engineering skills to create geometric bubble wandsand watch how the design affects the shapes of the bubbles.
March 7, 2018
In this workshop we will make a slime that reacts to astrong magnet. You can make it move and dance!
April 4, 2018
Get ready for Earth Day by using recycled light bulbs tocreate your own mini terrarium with moss and other tiny plants.
May 2, 2018
BristleBots are tiny simple robots that move with the powerof vibration. We can study how they move by creating obstacle courses, paintingwith them, and racing them.