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Allied Health

ALLIED HEALTH

Allied Health Technology is designed for college preparatory students who are interested in pursuing a medical or health science career after high school.  The program is unique in that it is based in a hospital. Students enrolled in this program will report daily to Jefferson Lansdale Hospital where they will receive theoretical and technical instruction.  The Allied Health program is a great way for students to test their dreams of becoming healthcare professionals.  This program will take students into major departments of the hospital.

 

Criteria for Admission—Students should apply for admission while in 11th grade.  Only 36 total students (12 per session) will be accepted into this program each year. GPA, attendance, conduct records, a personal essay, and letters of recommendation are primary considerations for acceptance.  Performance in an interview may be evaluated as well.  Students must have signed approval from a science teacher, guidance counselor, and parent or guardian.  A physical exam, negative two-step tuberculosis skin test or TB blood test, proof of Hepatitis B vaccination, and a cleared criminal record check must be obtained before entrance into the program. A flu shot is required in the Fall when the vaccine is available. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation. Students will be required to purchase items for this program at an approximate cost of $150.