The mission of the Pomona High School Medical Academy is to provide students with a sequence of courses leading to a career pathway in an entry-level health support services profession. The goal of the academy is to provide a connection to the community through enriched academic experiences with hands-on experience.
Goals of the Academy
Provide students with academic and clinical experience to prepare them for a health support profession.
- ROP Hospital Support Classes with Labs.
A-G graduation/college requirement classes with medical emphasis.
Job shadowing with local medical offices for 11th-12th grade students.
Mentorship with colleges, universities, and professionals.
Student Skill Development
- Academic rigor: acquire knowledge; method of inquiry; evidence
- Adult relationships: work closely with adult; observe; assessment
- Authenticity: meaningful to students; personal/real experience
- Active explorations: field-based work; investigation; communicate findings
- Applied learning: context of life beyond school; teamwork; management skills
- Assessment practices: reflect regularly on learning; adult mentoring; various assessments of student work
Contributions to the Profession
- Motivated students with strong interest for health care
- High school graduates with proficient knowledge of medical terminologies
- Students with experience of the activities within different hospital departments and medical offices
- Students proficient in basic clinical procedures and bed-side care
- Knowledgeable students that are prepared to start their medical career, further their medical education, or both