Health Sciences Academy
Richmond Public Schools Partnership
September 25 - November 14, 2017
Developed in 2008, the Health Sciences Academy (HSA) helps high school students make informed choices about the health professions they wish to pursue while providing resources to pursue their chosen careers. The program offers a health sciences exploration course that includes interactive lectures from health care workers, a mentoring program with VCU undergraduates and field trips to the Monroe Park and VCU Health campuses.
More than 20 percent of the graduates who complete the course choose to attend VCU for their undergraduate studies. Participants also report that the curriculum has a dramatic impact on their career choices and makes them feel prepared for the academic rigor of the college experience.
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Participating School Information
Chesterfield County Public School Partnership: Cosby High School
Richmond Public Schools Partnership: Richmond Community & John Marshall High School
Program Contact Information
Shelly Schuetz, High School Pipeline Program Coordinator, at (804) 828-1716 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The VCU Health Science Academy is supported by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 2P60MD002256.