Medical Careers Pathways

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Medical Careers Pathways2018-08-12T21:27:37+00:00
Summer Nicklasson
Summer graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and had an extensive nursing career that included intensive care, oncology, and hospice nursing. Currently Summer is working on her Masters of Education degree at Dominican University. She joins us at Novato High School with a rich background that is perfect for supporting young students looking to pursue health related careers.

About The Program

Students who join the Medical Careers Pathway will take four years of classes that incorporate specific knowledge, language, and skills to build the solid academic and practical background necessary to successfully pursue a career in all of the medical career fields. Because upper division students take classes at the College of Marin (COM), students can earn Certificates of Completion in medical assisting. Teachers teaching the cohort will also serve as mentors as students take challenging college courses and navigate real world internships.

Pathway Overview

In Medical Careers Pathway, students will take four years of classes that incorporate specific knowledge, language, and skills to build the solid academic and practical background necessary to successfully pursue a career in all of the medical career fields. Students will receive college credit through College of Marin as they work through this pathway. Upper division students will have the opportunity to become trained medical assistants and will use these skills through externships with our partners in the community. Additionally, the program is designed to expose students to as many aspects of health care as possible through guest speakers, field trips, and other
Beginning in the 9th grade, students will take the Introduction to Medical Careers class and Biology together. As part of the Intro class, students will participate in a variety of medical experiences including guest speakers, projects and field trips. In the 10th grade,
students will take Chemistry and Medical Terminology 1 and 2. Students who receive a B or better will earn credit through College of Marin.
In the 11th grade, students will begin to specialize, given their interests. Summer will work individually with each student to help craft a learning trajectory that is best for each individual. Student schedules will be set to allow them to access COM classes like dental assisting or kinesiology as well as physiology and physics at NHS.
In the 12th grade, students can take a year long Medical Assisting class that will allow students to work upon graduation and provide a solid set of skills that can be transferred to any career in healthcare. This class will be supported through paid externships in the community. Students earning a B or better will also receive credit through College of Marin. Additionally, students are encouraged to take Advanced Placement classes in the sciences and math.

Medical Careers Pathway Course Schedule

The medical field continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in the 21st century.

Successful candidates applying to post secondary programs have sustained study and practice in the sciences, math, and the humanities as well as internship experiences.

It is these factors that led Novato High to design and implement the Medical Careers Pathway @ NHS. We are excited to offer for a 2nd year this four-year Pathway.  The initial cohort in 2017-18 had 29 students.

Career Profiles Report: Medical Careers

Ready To Apply?

Please download the application below and returned a signed completed copy by April 6, 2019 to:

Summer Nicklasson: Medical Careers Pathways
c/o Novato High School
625 Arthur Street Novato, CA 94947

Medical Careers Pathway Application 2018

Want More Information?

The quick links are helpful related topics to this exciting new program!

College of Marin Homepage
Download the Program Brochure

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