Medical Academy

DPHS Medical Academy Application (Accepting Applications February 1 to March 31, 2021)

What is the Medical Academy?

The DPHS Medical Academy is designed for students wishing to pursue careers in the medical/health field. We have specific "tracking" courses that students are required to take each year to prepare them for college and/or post-high school employment. Through the students' four years, our course offerings enable students to earn the credits required for graduation. Job shadowing, senior projects, guest speakers, and field trips that focus on the medical field are also an essential part of the program.

What are the requirements to apply for the Medical Academy?
The Medical Academy is not part of the magnet program.  Students must be zoned for Dr. Phillips High School or be currently enrolled in one of Dr. Phillips's magnet programs. Applying students must be an incoming 9th grader or rising 9th grader.  Attendance, discipline, and grades are verified and are a part of the application process.  Additional criteria for acceptance are outlined in the application.  Applications must be filled out completely in order to be considered for admission into the program! The link for the application form is above.  The deadline for submission is March 31, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Broderick or Tina Phillips

How do I find out if I'm accepted?
Applications are due in the spring of each school year in order to properly schedule the student's classes for the next year. Once processed, all applicants will receive notification through either an email or phone call.

What classes are recommended for someone in the Medical Academy?

Freshman

  • English I

  • Algebra I or higher

  • AP Human Geography

  • HOPE (if not taken online)

  • Biology I Honors

  • Principles of Biomedical Science

  • Foreign Language I

 

Sophomore

  • English II

  • Geometry or higher

  • World History

  • 1 Elective

  • Chemistry I Honors

  • Human Body Systems

  • Foreign Language II

Junior

  • English III

  • Algebra II or higher

  • American History

  • 2 Electives

  • AP Biology

  • Medical Interventions

Senior

  • English IV

  • Higher Level Math

  • Economics / U.S. Government

  • 1 Elective

  • AP Chemistry or AP Physics

  (depending on college needs)

  • Biomedical Interventions

  • Care & Prevention / First Aid & Safety

 

What else do I need to know?

Once you are a member of the Medical Academy, you will be expected to participate in Academy activities. These include our Academy Awards (held in the spring), special events such as Relay For Life fundraiser, job shadowing and senior projects, and Dress For Success days (students wear Academy clothing). Students whose grades, attendance, participation, or behavior fall below Academy standards are either placed on probation or dismissed from the Medical Academy. Ethical violations are simply not tolerated and you will be dismissed from the academy. Cheating or plagiarism in any class will also result in immediate removal from the program.

Medical Academy Students are also required to pass the Biology EOC and the Project Lead the Way exams (taken at the end of course). For all science and PLTW classes students must maintain a C or higher in the course or will be removed at the end of the school year. Students will also have the opportunity to take the BACE Exam, which will be administered at the end of the 3rd/4th year in the program.
In general, students enjoy the school within a school camaraderie that the DPHS Medical Academy fosters among this select group of motivated, success-oriented students. Lifelong friendships blossom and alumni often return as guest speakers. The entire Academy staff cares very deeply about these special young adults and parent participation is welcome.

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