Medical Academy

Program Description

In partnership with Covenant HealthCare, high school juniors who successfully completed Medical Careers or Nursing Occupations and are interested in advancing their career in the medical profession during their senior year will have the opportunity to take their health care training to the next level. Students will study their chosen healthcare path. Through immersive work-based learning experiences onsite at Covenant HealthCare, as well as other area health facilities, students will learn a variety of skills within the workplace from industry mentors. Individualized instruction is provided by medical professionals in specific fields such as pharmacology, emergency medicine, physical therapy, radiography, clinical laboratory, dental, respiratory therapy, optometry, surgery, health information services, general practitioner, and more! Students in this program will also participate in HOSA, a national student organization for students pursuing careers in healthcare. College credit may be earned at Delta College, Ferris State University, and Davenport University

Program Content

    Personal Management and Employability Skills
    Universal Precautions/Safety
    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


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