Medical Careers

CIP 51.9999

“Where the Hospital becomes the Classroom”

This program is offered to students who are interested in attending college to prepare for a career in health care. It has been nationally recognized by the Life Science Career Alliance, won teaching awards from Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), and achieves 100% college placement. This year long program is offered at 1 of 6 area hospitals. Students attend class daily at their assigned hospital and the curriculum offers a combination of lecture, patient care skills, and clinical rotations.. Students benefit from career-based presentations from an array of health care professionals including: nurses, physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, medical technologists and pharmacists. The curriculum includes anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, safety, infection control and medical law and ethics. Students graduate from the program with a solid understanding of the integral relations of the hospital team and a vision of their potential role in the health care industry.


Medical Careers

Instructor: Rosemary Barakat-RN, Denise Kossuth-RN, Christine Sekul-RN, Mary Beth Vogel, RN, Catherine Thompson, RN

Crozer-Chester Medical Center

Bryn Mawr Hospital

Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Lankenau Medical Center

Taylor Hospital

Delaware County Memorial Hospital

Successful Students Need:

College prep courses Class rank top 1/3 Biology and Chemistry (B or better) Algebra ll, Geometry, Excellent attendance and discipline records, Community & school involvement

Career Opportunities:

with 2-year degrees

  • Radiation Technologist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Paramedic

with 4-year college degrees

  • Registered Dietitian
  • Registered Nurse

with professional degrees: 5-year, masters or doctorate

  • Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Physical or Occupational Therapist, Physician, Physician Assistant, Speech and Language Pathologist


  • AHA Health Care Provider CPR
  • AHA Heartsaver First Aid
  • PA Skills Certificate

Advanced Credits: