MERIT welcomed back prospective scholars for their final week of the Medical Leadership Course. Scholars started off the morning with their poster presentations they had been hard at work on for the past three weeks. Each scholar chose a health disparity like diabetes, asthma, or hypertension to name a few, and presented their findings to their fellow scholars and to the MERIT leadership team. Besides gathering basic facts and statistics about their health disparity, scholars were also asked to create a viable action plan to address and alleviate the issue. Many scholars related the issue back to their own personal spheres and came up with creative, yet practical initiatives to make a change in our immediate Baltimore community. Throughout the presentation, scholars were judged based on criteria like creativity and subject knowledge. Our fellow junior scholars who had gone through the same process just last year also helped scored performances.
Afterwards, scholars had one-on-one interviews with members of the MERIT leadership team for a final way to get to know the scholars. We hope everyone had a wonderful learning experience at MLC! We definitely learned a lot from many of the scholars’ insightful comments.
Meanwhile, Junior scholars remained focused on SAT practice. Paige led more exercises with reading comprehension, focusing particularly on tone analysis. As long as scholars found a key expressive word or phrase, scholars were able to choose the correct answer!