Medical Professions

(Grades 11 and 12) half day (120 minutes), m-f, for two years, Level 2 in the AM, Level 1 in the PM.

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This two-year program is designed to prepare students for careers in a wide variety of health professions.  Students learn the diversity of health careers, professional standards in health care, medical terminology, human biology, and an introduction to research as it applies to the medical field.  Students are also prepared for caring for the infirm through Nursing Assistant Education Program (LNA-second year option).  Learning is a unique combination of classroom experience, lab work, clinical rotations, guest lecturers, and related field trips.

Qualifying students may earn up to 6 college credits:  3 credits in Medical Terminology (AHS 1205) and 3 credits in Human Biology (BIO 1140) from CCV (Community College of Vermont).

Enrichment opportunities include CPR and First Aid Certification, Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) Certification (2nd year option), clinical rotations.

Prerequisite: 10 credits on transcript upon entering the program; a “C” average or better in a college-prep, lab-based Biology course.

Recommended Preparation: Strong math skills.

Desirable Qualifications: The ability to work with people of all ages, good communication skills, reliability, self-discipline.

Credits: 6 Credits (1 science, 5 electives) upon completion of the two-year program.

Related Careers: nurse, physical therapist, physician, medical researcher, occupational therapist, athletic trainer, emergency medical technician, medical record technician, laboratory technician, home health care aideMedical Professions Shadow 2013 004.