Spark! Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy is an engaging experience that examines the dynamic and diverse field of medicine and healthcare. During this experience, students will be exposed to a variety of opportunities and benefits of careers related to health sciences. Spark! Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy participants will expand upon principles of human physiology, develop fluency in basic medical terminology, formulate treatment plans for patients and engage in First Aid and CPR training. Students will receive essential foundational knowledge based on industry demand, while also participating in clinical experiences across the continuum of care that may consist of job shadows, group projects, service learning, and individualized mentorship. Diverse healthcare professionals will serve as guest lecturers and outside learning experiences will involve site visits to a variety of medical and healthcare facilities.

The Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy meets at the Lindenwood Westport campus during 1st Semester. During 2nd semester, the group meets at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital or St. Luke’s Hospital.

Articulated credit is available through St. Louis Community College.

Due to limited capacity, the Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy strand is only open to seniors.

The Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy strand can accommodate 30 students. All students must have a negative drug screen in order to participate. In addition, all students must submit proof of a two-step PPD test prior to the start of school. Please note, the two-step PPD process can take up to 4 doctor’s visits.

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