The New Visions: Health Careers program is designed for high school seniors interested in medical and health-related professions. Students learn in classrooms located at either St. Peters Hospital in Albany or Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, through traditional methods as well as rotations in various hospital departments.
Rotations are structured observations of professionals and procedures in a career field. New Visions: Health Careers students spend from one day to three weeks in 40 clinical and administrative areas of their hospital and at local healthcare facilities. Rotations include radiation oncology, the operating room, pharmacy, psychiatric units, rehabilitation, the business office, etc.
New Visions: Health Careers students also rotate through the Center for the Disabled, Villa Mary Immaculate Nursing Home/St. Peters Rehabilitation Center, St. Peters Addiction Recovery Center, Hospice and other agencies.
Students completing New Visions have a clearer vision of their career and college goals along with firsthand knowledge of the day-to-day demands and rewards of various medical professions.
- 3 years math
- 3 years science
- Positive attendance pattern
- Maturity and ability to work both independently and on teams
- Strong communication skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening)