Medical Academy

Program Description

This hospital/community based program is designed for highly motivated high school seniors who are pursuing careers in the profession of medical, nursing, and nursing-related fields. Students pursue in-depth study of their chosen healthcare field. The rigorous academic curriculum will engage students in college level work and qualify students to earn college credits in math, science, law and ethics, nursing, and medical terminology. Students will also develop skills and techniques of medical assisting. Classroom instruction is complemented by laboratory experience and clinical internships in area hospitals and healthcare facilities. Students who have successfully completed the Nursing Occupations or the Medical Careers program, and have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, may apply to take this challenging course.

Program Content

    Personal Management and Employability Skills
    Universal Precautions/Safety
    Communications
    Health Care Law & Ethics
    Chemistry/Cell Biology
    Math for Allied Health
    Nursing Concepts & Careers
    Journal and Report Writing
    Medical Terminology
    Clinical Medical Assisting

Special Features

Students complete on-site internships at local hospitals and health care facilities for approximately 150 hours of class time during which they participate in and observe medical procedures.

Students may participate in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) a national organization, that provides opportunities to develop teamwork, personal leadership, and career sMs valued by healthcare providers.

Also includes: Senior Projects, Participation in community service project, Co-op and Paid Work Experience may be available, Tech Prep Program, Academic Credit

STUDENTS CAN EARN:

4 cr. Medical Academy

College Credit

Program completers may qualify for articulated college credit from Baker. Davenport, Delta, Kirkland, and more.

Student Certifications

Program completers may qualify for the following industry certifications: Clinical Medical Assistant Licensed Emergency Medical Technician, CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid, CareerSafe Safety Education Training, Personal Management & Employability Skills

Program Requirements

Successful completion of Nursing Occupations with a B or better and instructor recommendation.
2.0 cumulative G.P.A.
“C” or better grades in science and math
concurrently enrolled or have completed advanced high school science (chemistry and/or biology)
Senior Status
Provide proof of updated immunizations (Hepatitis B and a Negative TB test) and pass background check by the end of September.
Uniform must be purchased and is required to be worn daily.
Adherence to dress code and grooming requirements
Transportation to and from health care facility may be required.
Ability to work independently
Capacity to successfully complete college level studies in science, mathematics, and English language arts.
Good communication skills
Text Reading Level: 11th grade

Career Possibilities

Registered Nurse, Licensed Pratical Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Medical Assistant, Nurse Practioner, Paramedic, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Educator Clinical Nurse Specialist, EKG Technician, Public Health Educator, Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Technician, Surgical Technologist/Assistant, Physician/Assistant, Health Unit Coordinator, Physical/Occupational/Recreation, Therapist/Aide, Clinical Lab Technician/Aide, Radiographer/Aide, Dental Hygienist/Dental Assistant, Respiratory Therapist/Aide, Optometrist/Vision Care Technician, Nutritionist