Quincy Medical Center is privileged to be one of the oldest partners of the Quincy Public Schools and proud of our efforts to shape the futures of thousands of students over the past 20 years.
Through our long standing partnership with the Quincy Public Schools, we continue to expose students at all grade levels to the many career paths within a community hospital setting and ensure that students who do chose to work in healthcare are better prepared for their futures.
The partnership unfolds in many ways and reaches students in all grade levels. Through partnership initiatives such as elementary school field trips, job shadowing, internships, and clinical placements, our nurses, clinicians and staff make a real difference in the future careers of Quincy Public School students.
In addition, we offer flexible volunteer opportunities for high school students looking to round-out their college and scholarship applications. Each year, the Quincy Medical Center Auxiliary awards a college scholarship to an outstanding student volunteer pursing a career in healthcare.
Through the partnership, nurses and educators employed through the Quincy Public School system to participate in the hospital’s clinical education programs. We also work with the faculty to help bring classroom lessons to life. For example, it is not unusual for students to study the cardiovascular system in the classroom and then schedule a visit to the nuclear medicine department to learn more about a procedure, first hand, from our clinicians and technologists.
We are especially proud to employ many graduates of the Quincy Public School system who were first exposed to Quincy Medical Center through our educational partnership and now play a vital role in training the next generation.
“Quincy Medical Center provides Quincy Public School students real world experiences in the field of healthcare. Students work directly with healthcare professionals and gain invaluable insight into the world of medicine. How fortunate for Quincy Public Schools to partner with Quincy Medical Center. Partners make it possible!”
Dr. Richard DeCristofaro
Superintendent of Schools