Medical - Biomedical Sciences

Lake Worth Community High School's Medical Academy students working at a local hospital as part of their course work.

The Medical Sciences Honors program offers an innovative, integrated learning environment designed to provide the student with the medical skills and training necessary to succeed in post secondary healthcare career education and/or to successfully transition into the healthcare workforce.

This comprehensive program combines a rigorous academic curriculum with intense clinical and laboratory experiences. Student internships at area hospitals and other health care facilities are conducted while under the supervision of academy health sciences staff.

Lake Worth Community High School’s Pre-Medicine & Allied Health Program, one of the largest Medical Choice Programs in the United States, received  a Certificate of Recognition from Magnet Schools of America and the Career Academy Award of Excellence exceeding the National Career Academy Standards of Practice. The Medical Sciences Academy provides students the opportunity to explore the following careers in the field of Health Studies:
Allied Health Care Assisting / Certified Nurses Assistant / Pharmacy Technician / Personal Athletic Trainer / EKG Aide

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES:
Dual enrollment courses with Palm Beach  State College
Job shadowing in all areas of medicine
Participation in clinical experience off campus in  medical facilities (junior and senior students only)
Leadership and Personal Career Portfolio development for each student
Florida Gold Seal and medical scholarships available

All students applying to this academy must meet the following eligibility criteria: 
3.0 GPA. 


The Biomedical Sciences program, in collaboration with local universities and medical schools, is design to increase interest in Medicine and Biomedical Research and to mentor and prepare students to compete at the highest levels of college and post-graduate studies.

This program is a continuation of the middle school Biomedical Sciences program at Lake Worth Middle and Roosevelt Middle. First choice applicants for Lake Worth High School continuation of the Biomedical Sciences who have satisfactorily completed the middle school program and who meet the program eligibility requirements, will be assigned to the partner high school. Accelerated Biomedical Sciences students may enroll in Dual Enrollment courses with Palm Beach State College, and/or take AICE and AP courses, and sit for several industry certification exams in healthcare.

The goal of this accelerated honors program is for students to receive as many college credits during high school and apply to the 6-7 year B.S./M.D. or B.A./M.D. programs at several medical schools throughout the United States upon high school graduation.

All students applying to this program must meet the following eligibility criteria:
3.0 GPA and Algebra I Honors

Contact:
Ms. Rictoya Coleman
Choice Programs Coordinator

Lake Worth Community High School
Phone #:  (561) 533-6454

Mr. Christian Garate 
Assistant Principal
561-493-1877

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