High school students in the MGH Youth Scholars program learn about potential careers during visits to IHP campus.

Looking into eyes with an ophthalmoscope. Listening to heartbeats using a stethoscope. Trying to catch a tossed football while standing on one leg. Checking the reaction of a knee with a reflex hammer.  

These were just some of the experiences more than 30 high school students had during their recent visits to the MGH Institute. 

The students, all of whom attend schools in Boston, Chelsea, and Revere, were part of the MGH Youth Scholars program. On two consecutive Thursdays, they listened and learned from MGH Institute graduate students in the school’s genetic counseling, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and speech-language pathology programs.