More Than an Academy

Program on campus helps students with more than just medical subjects

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More Than an Academy

Norse Notes | Raeann Navarro

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Many students on campus are a part of the Health Academy program in which they learn how to assess patients, treat them with respect, and gain skills to help with getting any type of job.

“I joined Health Academy because I want to join a career where I will be able to help others and make others feel more comfortable,” senior Keihan Kalali said.

Through the health-based courses, students have been able to learn about the everyday life of people in medical professions and whether or not they want to continue on the path to becoming a part of the medical world.

“Health Academy is more than just a class,” junior Alexia Gaza said. “I’ve learned how to make a bed properly, wash my hands correctly, and everything is hands-on. It’s beneficial in so many ways.”

Junior students are able to go to a hospital on Wednesdays to learn how to work in a medical environment and to observe people that work there.

“Health Academy has taught me to be a team player and to not be selfish,” junior Cory Snyder said. “It has taught me to always care for others and help out other people, whether they’re patients, classmates, or teachers.”

Health Academy students are also given volunteer opportunities, like working in a NICU or helping out at a school carnival so that they are involved in their community in numerous ways.

“My favorite part of Health Academy is the community aspect of it,” Snyder said. “We’re all like a big family.”