An exciting and innovative link between high school students and teaching partners in health and medicine, the Health Career Academy is designed to bring to life the possibilities of further studies and careers in medicine and the allied health sciences.
This is a program that centers on inspiration, cultivating a feeling of real potential, and awakening a sense of vision and purpose in students’ educational journey. It is an opportunity to build meaningful relationships between a cohort of high school students at an early stage in their development and a team of dedicated older students and health care professionals who are immersed in the practice of delivering medical care and health services.
Spread across three years of carefully constructed programming, the Health Career Academy model offers an approach to capture students and spark excitement in the tenth grade, deepen specific knowledge and insights in the eleventh grade, and then apply the experience and understanding in leadership roles in the twelfth grade. Each year is designed to build on the learning and confidence of the previous year while also offering a self-contained experience of meaning and value to all who participate.