New Vision Medical Careers

Kerry Dorn, Instructor

Program Goal: The New Vision Medical Careers program is an intensive clinical shadowing experience in 20 plus hospital acute care and geriatric units; working with Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Unit Technicians, Dieticians, Respiratory, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, Clinical Laboratory Scientists – Medical Technologists, Midwives, Radiologists and Medical Imaging Professionals. The goal of this one-year, academically intensive program is to learn university human anatomy and physiology, develop critical thinking skills by creating case studies, perform laboratories and learn the scientific method applied to clinical practice in multiple disciplines. The college preparatory program prepares students in rigorous time-management, technology and computer applications skills while exploring the depths of clinical careers by observation and hands-on experiences.

Curriculum: Students work as hospital team members – volunteers observing and helping in the acute care setting, at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital as part of the Rochester General Hospital Health System. Students are American Heart Association Hospital BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR /AED and First Aid certified during the school year. High school seniors take college-level human anatomy and physiology (FLCC Bio 101), blended with clinical research and case studies preparation. Students take college-level English Composition (FLCC 101/103) to develop exception writing skills. Clinical Mentoring, Clinical Dialog and Junior College-level/Workplace - Medical Terminology is supplemented with required literature readings detailing the thinking of clinical professionals, such as nurses, neurosurgeons, surgeons, microbiologists, and many other disciplines and clinical situations. Students not choosing the college pathway receive high school credit. Students develop clinical packets documenting observed and actual hands-on activities in the clinical units, writing journals linked to A&P, clinical procedures, and critical clinical thinking questions validated by working clinical staff member’s evaluations. Practical Hands on Hours 240 Hours Theory: 170 1-Year

Program Admissions: Students apply to the New Vision Medical program during their junior year. Program requisites include:

  • Three years of Regent’s Math, Science, English and Social Studies
  • Completion of a New Vision Medical application including well-written short answer questions and recommendations from a high school counselor and a science and English teacher

Job Outlook

  • The median pay for Physicians and Surgeons is $208,000 a year.
  • The median pay for Physicians Assistants  is $104,860 a year.
  • The median pay for Physical Therapist is $86,850 a year.
  • The median pay for Occupational Therapist is $83,200 a year.

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Physicians and Surgeons

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Physicians Assistants

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Physical Therapist

US Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook-Occupational Therapist