Project: Exploring Careers in Medicine

Teacher: Angela Pugh
School: Airline High School
Location: Bossier City, Louisiana USA
Start Date: 10/11/2010
End Date: 12/17/2010
Project Plan
Unique Requests of
Participating Mentors:

These students are part of a gifted education program in Bossier Parish Louisiana. Many of them do not have many opportunities to connect with professionals in the fields in which they are interested. For this particular project, mentors who have some expertise in a scientific or medical field would be invaluable to the student. You can play a major role in helping these young people pursue their interests successfully through and beyond high school!


Student will develop a career and education portfolio (Note: the designation of weeks does not necessarily mean chronological weeks but rather the weeks of the project.)


Students will conduct in-depth research on a medical career; student will demonstrate ability to locate, identify, and interpret information; will generate choices and make career decisions based upon interests, abilities and values; will design realistic career action plan to reach desired goal. The student will summarize the information gathered from the mentoring process in a Power Point presentation, a portfolio, or a written report; this will be presented at the end of the session.



Grade Level:


Content Area:

Career and Education Planning

Student Outcomes:

Student will develop a career and education portfolio.

Evaluation of
Student Outcomes:

Students will use the project tracking system to evaluate their attainment of project outcomes. The student will complete an evaluation form about the telementoring project. The student and the mentor will evaluate their telementoring experience and provide recommendations for improving the project.

Teacher Role:

The teacher will act as the facilitator for the project and will monitor and supervise the telementoring relationship

Mentor Role:

To maintain communication 2 times a week with the student; to act as advisor and provide career awareness and collaborate with the student on the project.