https://youtu.be/ZpeNjUiHcFA - Watch our students describe their experience in the MCA
The Medical Careers Academy: A Specialized Secondary Program Preparing High School Students for a Career in
the Biomedical Sciences Profession.
The Medical Careers Academy (MCA) is a small learning community offering students in grades 9 through 12 a new
and innovative course of study comprised of 4 integrated classes focused on biomedical innovation (BMI) for careers in the biomedical sciences.
The major goals of the MCA are:
- To introduce high school students, including English language learners, under-represented minorities and at-risk students to all
aspects of the biomedical sciences field in terms of the broad spectrum of career opportunities.
- To design and implement a series of integrated courses that are experiential in nature, standards- aligned and directly relate content
knowledge and skill mastery to student-centered BMS projects.
- To give third year MCA students opportunities for job shadows in local hospitals, medical offices or with local biomedical sciences industry