The Oakmont Health Careers Academy is a voluntary three year college preparatory program. The Academy provides highly rigorous and relevant curriculum that stresses real world application for students interested in medical careers. Freshman students interview for admission, commit to improving their academic standing and demonstrate strong motivation to explore a future in healthcare.
The Health Careers Academy curriculum and exposure to the medical world gives students a strong foundation for entrance to medical careers that cannot be derived from even our honors and AP classes. Academy graduates have the personal and leadership skills to be very successful in postsecondary education and in the professional world.
The Academy program includes technical courses at four levels. In these classes, students have experiences that typically do not occur until the medical school level. In two of the Medical Technology courses, students observe or participate in activities such as: monitoring EKGs, open heart surgery, interpreting for non-English speaking patients, and administering CPR to emergency room patients.