Member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology
The Bayside High School Health Sciences Academy welcomes all students who may be considering a career in the medical sciences.
The academy has a program focused in the medical sciences curriculum. Academy students may pursue goals of post-secoundary education at colleges, universities or the community college level. In either plan of study, students receive a solid foundation in the core subjects. They are further prepared academically in a rigorous medical health sciences course of study. A major learning component of the program is the opportunity for students to attain practical experience in the medical field. Students may choose to pursue a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma.
Unique to the Health Sciences Academy is the opportunity for guaranteed admission to St. George's University: Caribbean Medical and Veterinary Schools.
Core courses in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies are required of all Academy students. In addition, students take medical science courses. They also receive coursework and training through preceptorships, mentorships, research and special opportunities in the medical sciences field. Students work on long-term research projects with the assistance of mentors at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Community partners, such as NASA, Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, (EVMS), American Red Cross, Old Dominion University (ODU), Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) and Sentara Hospital Group are an integral part of the program.
Health and Science Academy students receive a solid foundation in the core subjects. They also participate in a rigorous medical health science course of study and engage in high-level analytical problem-solving medical cases in their physiology and pathophysiology classes. This enables them to explore the skills medical professionals develop when formulating a differential diagnosis.
Medical and Health Care Elective Courses:
- Medical Microbiology
- Hereditary Medicine
- Comparative Anatomy
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Forensic Medicine I and II
- Scientific Research and Writing
- Medical & Biological Applications in Advanced Mathematics
- Anatomical Architecture
- Medical Illustration
For detailed course descriptions and a sample student schedule, please refer to the Secondary School Curriculum Guide.
Chaleesa C. Murphy
Class of 2008
"The Health Sciences Academy introduces students to material that will not only get them into Medical School, but propel them in their careers as well."
Class of 2008
"It's funny to hear my college biology teacher explain slowly and repeatedly that "somatic" and "body" cells are the same thing. This was day- one material taught in the Health Science Academy."