BACH and better than ever!
For the first time in two years, our fellows were able to return to an entirely in-person experience. Through partnerships with healthcare institutions across the city, BACH fellows had the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the healthcare field through hands-on training. Throughout the summer, students had the chance to observe surgical procedures, transport patients, complete essential nursing responsibilities, record patient records, assist with geriatric care,and more. Plus,for the first time ever, BACH was able to expand the programming by providing students a chance to participate in a nursing classroom learning lab. This new program permitted students to practice real-world nursing skills such as taking patient vitals and learning crucial health practices. At the end of the lab, each fellow became First Aid and CPR certified. Fellowship partnership institutions included St. Agnes Hospital, Sinai Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Mercy Hospital, St Elizabeth’s Catholic Charities, and Baltimore City Public Schools/Reach Partnership.
BACH Fellows is a summer internship program in partnership with the summer youth employment program and Baltimore City public schools. The six-week paid internship program is open to rising juniors and seniors in the Baltimore area. The program aims to prepare the next generation of Baltimore’s Healthcare workforce by introducing high school students to various healthcare careers and opportunities. The program is designed to help students refine their career goals and define a clear path to college or a job in the healthcare field upon graduation. During the program, fellows are exposed to the internal workings of a hospital and other healthcare institutions. Throughout the program, fellows will shadow healthcare professionals, engage in on-the-job experience in allied health occupations, and learn medical technology and job etiquette. Each fellow has a distinctive experience that broadens and solidifies their future career goals.
At the end of the BACH Fellows program, students are empowered and prepared to take the next steps on their career journey. According to this year’s graduating class of Fellows, the program allowed them to develop their interpersonal skills, skills specific to various healthcare careers, networking, personal development, and a host of other essential skills. The program helps create a distinctive landscape for students to consider as they mature and develop their careers in the healthcare field. As we (BACH) reflect on the end of the 2022 BACH Fellows program, we hope to expand the program next year to include more schools and institutions in the Baltimore area. We also would like to provide more career choices for students in the program. BACH’s mission is to address the Baltimore region’s unemployment, underemployment, and healthcare workforce shortages by identifying healthcare career pathways and connecting residents to skilled jobs, leading to economic independence. Developing the next generation of healthcare professionals is an essential step in helping to make this mission a reality. If you or your student want to get involved with BACH Fellows, please click BACH Fellows for more info.