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.