Montgomery County Public Schools
Application Form for the 2009-2010
Medical Careers Pathway Program
The Medical Careers program is a full-year career pathway program that enables students to explore careers
in the health care industry and to gain skills related to patient care practiced in hospitals and long-term care
facilities. Students receive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training and may be eligible for
certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Students may also be eligible to take the Geriatric Nursing
Assistant examination upon completion of the program.
Medical Careers meets the graduation requirement for completion of a career development program.
Students completing the full-year program will earn a total of two or three credits, depending upon program
location. Students successfully completing the first semester of the school-based Medical Careers program
will be invited to participate in a second semester clinical rotation at a local hospital and/or a long-term care
facility. Students will spend four days a week, for up to three periods per day, at the clinical rotation site.
One day a week students will participate in a seminar related to their clinical rotation experience.
The student must:
• Be either a high school junior or senior by August 2009.
• Have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5.
• Have completed Biology A & B or Chemistry A & B achieving a grade of “B” or better.
• Have fully completed the application by the March 20, 2009, deadline. Completing the Medical Careers
application by the deadline does not guarantee acceptance into the program. The attached Medical
Careers Scoring Rubric is used as a tool to identify qualified candidates.
• Be willing to provide appropriate documentation required by the hospital and/or long-term care facility
that may include a social security number and/or proof of citizenship/green card. For more information,
contact the Medical Careers teacher at the appropriat