Academy of Medical Sciences
The Medical Sciences Academy is an NCAC/ACTE National Model Academy. The Medical Sciences Academy offers multiple strands that are each designed to provide students with the medical skills and training to succeed in post-secondary healthcare education and/or to successfully transition into the healthcare workforce. This comprehensive program combines a very rigorous academic curriculum with intense clinical and laboratory experiences. Students have the opportunity to earn medical certifications in each program and all medical students will have one to two years of clinical experience at area hospitals and other health care facilities. WBHS offers different program strands to select from such as : Emergency Medical Responder, Medical Lab Assisting, Behavioral Health, Nursing Assistant, Exercise Science and Pharmacy Technician. This program gives the students a chance starting their 3rd year in the academy to go on "clinicals' ' in which the students travel to various clinical sites including: West Boca Medical Center, Walgreens, therapy clinics, athletic events and/or Palm beach county Fire Rescue . During clinicals, students gain hands-on experience with patients that brings the curriculum to life. By the time students graduate from this program, they have the opportunity to earn multiple certifications including: Pharmacy Technician ( Ptcb ) , NR-EMR : Emergency Medical Responder, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant ( CMAA ) , EKG (CET), Phlebotomy ( CPT) , (CCMA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Nursing Assistant ( CNA) and Certified Patient Care Technician( PCT ) . This program has produced Doctors, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists & technicians, EMTs and therapists who are currently active in their field. In order to be eligible for the medical program, students must have a 3.0 GPA throughout the 4 year program.