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New Visions: Health Careers

A student in scrubs writes on a dry erase boardThis academically rigorous one-year program, located at Nathan Littauer Hospital, is designed for high school seniors interested in medical and health related professions.

Students enrolled in the New Visions Health Careers program learn through traditional methods (lecture/discussion, reading and research, writing and specific topic study) as well as participation in clinical rotations—structured observations of medical professionals and procedures. These experiences provide students an opportunity to directly learn about the various health professions, appropriate patient care, and the latest in medical treatments and testing.

English 12 and Social Studies 12 (Participation in Government and Economics) are integrated into the health careers curriculum offering a broad and rewarding learning opportunity.

Program Objectives:
  • Speak and write in-depth about connections between school and work.
  • Develop career plans based on knowledge gained through direct health career experiences.
  • Develop independent and group learning skills to prepare for college level education.
  • Apply previously learned academic knowledge and professional skills to complete tasks and problem solve.
  • Clarify career goals, giving students a greater understanding of the daily demands and rewards of a variety of career fields.
  • Develop the study/organizational skills and maturity to transition to college studies.
A student poses near an imaging machineElements of Course Content:
  • Health Careers Exploration
  • Study of Diseases and Disorders
  • Clinical Observation
  • Professionalism
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Written and Oral communication
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Ethics
Potential Career Paths:
  • Practical Nurse
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Business Manager
  • Radiology Technician
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Medical Doctor
  • Physical/Occupational Therapist
  • Dentistry
High School credits earned:
  • English 12 (1 credit)
  • Participation in Government (1/2 credit)
  • Economics (1/2 credit)
College in the High School opportunities exist with the following colleges/universities:

Students may earn three (3) English credits (English 103) from Fulton-Montgomery Community College through the “College in the High School” program.