New Visions: Health Careers

Students Learn On-Site at St. Peter’s Hospital and Ellis Medicine

The New Visions Health Careers program is a one-year, honors-level course that is designed for high school seniors interested in a career in medicine. This is a competitive, rigorous, immersion-based program.

Students in this program obtain up to 130 observation hours in over 30 different clinical rotations. Clinical rotations take place at their respective hospitals and several off-site clinics throughout the region. Students learn about different health related careers and career opportunities through clinical rotations, guest speakers, medical grand rounds and field trips. As a result, students form a clearer vision of their college and career goals by acquiring first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day demands and rewards of various health care professions.

The course provides an integrated curriculum that covers the subject areas of bioethics, anatomy and physiology, public health policy, economics of healthcare and explores the role of government in health care.

Apply For Admission To The New Visions Program

Recruitment is currently underway for the 2024-25 school year. Download the program application here.

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Scholarship

The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) offers a New Visions Scholarship, totaling $10,000 and guaranteed for a maximum of four years. High school seniors who enroll at ACPHS and have completed the New Visions Health Careers program will automatically receive this $2,500 award annually.

Watch New Visions Students Learning In An Area Hospital

Who is eligible to attend?

Typically juniors and seniors from our 24 component school districts who are interested in career training as part of their high school experience are eligible to enroll.

How do I enroll?

The first step is to meet with your home school guidance counselor to learn how Career & Technical Education can benefit your career path. Your counselor can then help you arrange a tour of our Albany (Colonie) or Schoharie campuses, or the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. They can also help you begin the enrollment process.

Where can I learn more?

Send an email indicating your interest to or call 518-862-4816. Read more about our school