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Medical Careers

Where the Hospital Becomes the Classroom!

This program is offered only to high school seniors who are interested in college to prepare for a career in health care. It has been nationally recognized by the Life Science Career Alliance, won teaching awards from PDE, and achieves 100% college placement.

Through partnerships with Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, students attend clinical rotations on a twice-weekly basis and shadow hospital staff as they care for patients. Students rotate through the following departments: OR, ER, ICU, Pharmacy, Lab, PT, OT, Nutrition Services and all Nursing units. Students benefit from career-based presentations from an array of health care professionals including: nurses, physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, medical technologists and pharmacists.

The curriculum includes anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, safety, infection control and medical law and ethics. Students learn a variety of patient care skills and receive First Aid and CPR certifications. They graduate from the program with a solid understanding of the integral relations of the hospital team and a vision of their potential role in the health care industry.

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A representative from the Medical Careers program visits Bonner & Prendie in February or March to provide detailed information to interested students.  After meeting with the representative, students are encouraged to apply.

To apply, see Mrs. Fitti in the Academic Affairs Office for an application. All qualified candidates, upon review of their application, will be contacted for an interview by DCTS