Two Mercer Island High School graduatess are in-hospital volunteers here at Overlake Medical Center, they are part of an eight-week long, 16-student Summer College internship program at one of the only hospitals that offers internships for college students that are less than 6 months.
Overlake profiles them internally as doctors of the future to support young people who are going into medicine.
Marina Borger of MIHS class of 2018 and Riley Thompson of MIHS class of 2017 will volunteer 100 hours or more this summer.
Brenda Epstein of volunteer services places students based on their interests and career goals. Borger, a rising freshman at Seattle University would like to be a pediatric surgeon. She will major in biochemistry and mechanical engineering.
Thompson, who will be a sophomore at the University of Michigan plans to major in chemistry and is interested in becoming an obstetrician. Both Borger and Thompson will volunteer in the Mother Baby Unit.