Director- Mrs. Stephanie Gordon
The Health Careers Program (HCP) immerses students in the biomedical sciences and allows them to explore a wide array of careers in medicine and healthcare. Through Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science courses, the HCP empowers students to build knowledge and skills through challenging project-based learning, as well as in-demand, transportable skills like problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, and collaboration. The HCP also encourages students to develop their understanding of medical ethics, legal responsibilities, and cultural diversity in healthcare while introducing them to new frontiers in medicine. Students in the HCP gain real-world experience through regular clinical visits, interactions with healthcare professionals, seminars, volunteer service, and training sessions at centers of medical excellence in the Los Angeles area.
Entrance Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA, 500 word essay, and interview with Program Director.
Courses Required: PLTW Principles of Biomedical Science, Health Care Ethics, Cultural Diversity in Health Care, PLTW Human Body Systems Honors, Biology, and Chemistry
Field trips include:
Providence Little Company of Mary
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Healthcare Professionals “White Mass” at Our Lady of the Angels
Museum of Tolerance