Academics

Health Sciences Program

Pre Med Society

The Health Sciences Program is a highly selective and comprehensive course of study that concentrates on the Medical and Health Sciences. It includes both curricular and extracurricular work with both in-classroom and out-of-classroom assignments. It culminates in a Certificate of Completion at the end of a student's senior year. The program's coursework requires:

  • Freshman Year: Biology or Honors Biology - accelerated instruction with an emphasis on anatomy and physiology and basic medical terminology
  • Sophomore Year: Honors Chemistry - accelerated instruction with an introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry
  • Junior Year: AP Biology or AP Chemistry or Anatomy
  • Senior Year: Physics plus Anatomy or AP Biology

The extracurricular coursework begins in freshman year and includes lectures by world-class physicians from the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and MetroHealth Medical Center. Students will have volunteer and shadowing assignments at area hospitals and observe cadaver dissections and surgeries at local universities. In the summers after sophomore or junior year there will be some opportunities for summer biomedical research at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic. Attendance at program events has a minimum of three attendance requirement to remain in the program and obtain the Certificate.

The Pre-Med Society is an extracurricular club that is open to all students who are interested in the Health Sciences and will offer some of the extracurricular opportunities present in the Health Sciences Program.