Jan. 19 Open House for New Visions: Health Careers Program

Last week, we told you about the experience of Kimberly Gross, a SGHS senior who aspires to have a career in medicine – which has ignited even more so due to the Capital Region BOCES New Visions: Health Careers program.

New Visions is hosting an open house for rising seniors at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 – at the Career and Technical Education Center, Albany Campus. If you are interested, please reach out to your school counselor. 

Friday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m.

Career and Technical Education Center, Albany Campus
925B Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12205

students studying medical careers wearing white coatsNew Visions: Health Careers is an one-year, honors program that turns area hospitals into classrooms for highly motivated, academically successful high school seniors. In the program, students from across the region learn through traditional methods (lecture, reading, research, writing and focused study), group discussions, internships and rotations.

Students also take part in approximately 30 rotations in the hospitals in departments ranging from surgery to outpatient care and even facility operations. In the past, students have witnessed and taken part in cesarean sections, hysterectomies, care for stroke patients, emergency room operations and more.

New Visions: Health Careers classrooms are located at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady and at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. Students are transported to the program by their home school districts. Classes meet daily from 8 to 11:30 a.m.