Academy of Medical Sciences

Medical Sciences Academy

The Medical Sciences Academy is an NCAC/ACTE National Model Academy.  The Medical Sciences Academy offers multiple strands that are each designed to provide students with the medical skills and training to succeed in post-secondary healthcare education and/or to successfully transition into the healthcare workforce. This comprehensive program combines a very rigorous academic curriculum with intense clinical and laboratory experiences. Students have the opportunity to earn medical certifications in each program and all medical students will have one to two years of clinical experience at area hospitals and other health care facilities. WBHS offers five different program strands to select from: Emergency Medical Responder, Health Unit Coordinator, Medical Lab Assisting, Emergency Medical Technician and Pharmacy Technician. This program gives the students a chance starting their 3rd year in the academy to go on "clinicals" in which the students travel to various clinical sites including: West Boca Medical Center, CVS, Walgreens, therapy clinics, athletic events and/or Coral Springs Fire. During clinicals, students gain hands-on experience with patients that brings the curriculum to life. By the time students graduate from this program, they have the opportunity to earn multiple certifications including: Pharmacy Technician, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant, EKG, Phlebotomy, Health Unit Coordinator and Certified Patient Care Technician. This program has produced doctors, veterinarians, pharmacy technicians, nurses, EMTs and therapists who are currently active in their field. In order to be eligible for the medical program, students must have a 3.0 GPA.

HOSA LogoHOSA-Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), is a national career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Technology Education Division of ACTE.