New Vision Deadlines are approaching for high school students interested in attending programs at the Jefferson-Lewis BOCES technical centers next year. Students interested in programs such as New Vision Health Careers should talk to their guidance counselors as soon as possible. 

Designed for students with an interest in the medical profession, New Vision Health Careers is a hands-on learning experience guided by professionals in real-world settings.

Not your typical high school program, New Vision Health Careers is an intensive one-year, honors-level course for focused high school seniors driven to succeed.

During the program, students work directly with and observe experienced healthcare professionals at a modern medical facility delivering quality care to patients. The program starts with four weeks of introductory class work after which students begin rotations atSamaritanMedicalCenter,CarthageAreaHospitalorLewisCountyGeneralHospital.

The hospital is the classroom
New Vision students spend between one day and two weeks in each of the program’s 57 hospital rotations interacting with patients, doctors, nurses, administrators and other professionals. Students see all aspects of the hospital operation, from emergency care and rehabilitation services to information technology and business management.

Students rotate through these departments:

• Ambulance
• Orthopedic Care
• Nutritional Services
• Psychosocial Services
• Respiratory Therapy
• Radiology
• Operating Room
• Family Health Clinic
• Pediatrics
• Medical Laboratory
• Emergency Department
• Billing and Accounting
• Corporate Compliance
• Biomedical Engineering
• Clinical Informatics
• Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
• Patient Registration
• Infection Control
• Human Resources
• Medical Library
• Pharmacy
• Post-Anesthesia Care
• Obstetrics and more...

High school credit available
Students can receive the following high school credits in the New Vision Health Careers program: Health
Occupations (2 credits), English 12 (1 credit), Participation in Government (.5 credit) and Economics (.5 credit).
A college English credit may also be available.
Students develop and broaden professional skills
In addition to the experience and exposure students gain in healthcare, New Vision Health Careers students also have the opportunity to gain college-level and workplace such as professional communication, reading, report writing and note taking, interviewing and research, public speaking, medical terminology, critical thinking, problem solving, career planning, time management and more. Graduates frequently report that the program provided them with a competitive edge not only on their college applications but also in their college classes and workplaces.

Student requirements
A student applying for New Vision Health Careers must be a senior who has:

• an interest in the medical field

• demonstrated maturity to work independently and in teams

• completed three years of math and science

• a strong attendance and academic record

• plans to attend college or other post-secondary education

• recommendations from a teacher and a community leader
To learn more see your guidance counselor today. Also, view a photo gallery of students working at the New Vision Health Careers program this year at Samaritan Health Center.