The program is designed for college preparatory students in grade 12 who are interested in pursuing a medical or health science career after high school. The program is unique in that it is based in the hospital. Students enrolled in this program will report daily to the hospital where they will receive theoretical and technical instruction. In addition, through a bi-weekly schedule of clinical rotations, students will gain practical experience while working alongside the individual professionals in their specific departments. The Allied Health program is a great way for a student to test his/her dream of becoming a health care professional.
This program will take students into major departments of the hospital, such as – Emergency Room, Nursing Care Units, Medical Laboratory, Medical Imaging, Respiratory Care, Pharmacy, Cardiology, Physical Therapy, Intensive Care, and Operating Room.
Criteria for admission: Students should apply for admission while in 11th grade. GPA, attendance, conduct records, a personal essay, and letters of recommendation are primary considerations for acceptance. Only thirty six students (12 per session) will be accepted into this program each year. 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 prior to entrance into the program. A seasonal flu shot is required in the Fall when the vaccine is available. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation.