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Course Overview

New Visions Health & Medical Sciences is an academically
rigorous professional studies program for college-bound
high school seniors who are interested in careers such as
medicine (including physician and physician assistant), nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, medical technology, physical therapy, nutrition/dietetics, and medical research.

​Clinical experience is the core of the program.
Students are immersed in the medical field through a
combination of classroom learning and clinical rotations
(internships) in departments at Cayuga Medical Center
and medical practices and health agencies in the
community. Through daily involvement with medical
staff, students learn what is required of health care
professionals and understand how their education
correlates to real-life situations on the job. Students get
first-hand experience with the professional demands
of a busy medical environment and see how working
together as a team can provide quality patient care.

New Visions students assist with patient care, learn about laboratory and diagnostic procedures, and work alongside medical and support professionals in virtually every health and medical specialty during the course of the year.

​New Visions students usually take one or two morning
classes at their high schools. Then, they head to Cayuga
Medical Center for New Visions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
When their work at the hospital is complete, most
students return to their high schools for academics,
athletics, and other extracurricular activities.

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Examples of where New Visions students work and learn:

Clinical Rotation Areas

​• Cardiac Catheterization
• Emergency Department
• Intensive Care Unit
• Laboratory
• Maternity
• Medical/Surgical Patient Floors
• Nutritional Services
• Operating Room
• Pediatrics
• Pharmacy
• Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation/Occupational Therapy
• Radiology
• Wound Clinic
• Support Services
• Biomedical Engineering-Materials Management
• Oncology
• Safety and Security
• Facilities Maintenance
• Environmental Services

Off-Site Areas

• Bangs Ambulance
• Brookdale Assisted Living and Memory Care
• Convenient Care/Urgent Care
• Dental and Medical Private Practices
• Surgicare
​• Finger Lakes Independence Center
• Island Health & Fitness Center
• New York Chiropractic College
• Upstate Medical University

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​Health & Medical Sciences Employment Environments

  • Medical laboratories

  • Federal government agencies

  • Private agencies

  • Insurance companies

  • Pharmaceutical companies

  • Consultant firms

  • Manufacturing companies

  • Hospitals

  • Nonprofit organizations

  • Outpatient care facilities

  • Physicians' offices

  • Clinics

College Concurrent Enrollment Credits

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Tompkins-Cortland Community College Concurrent Enrollment :

BIOL 131 – Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I
​– 4 credits

BIOL 132 – Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II
​– 4 credits

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College Opportunities

New Visions Health & Medical students are accepted at a wide range of top colleges and universities, including:

  • Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

  • Binghamton University

  • Boston University

  • Brandeis University

  • Clarkson University

  • Cornell University

  • Hobart & William Smith Colleges

  • Ithaca College

  • Lemoyne College/St. Joseph's College of Nursing

  • Middlebury College

  • Northeastern University

  • Ohio State University​

  • ​Pennsylvania State University

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

  • St. John Fisher College

  • SUNY Albany, Buffalo and Geneseo

  • SUNY Upstate Medical College Early Assurance

  • Syracuse University

  • University of California at Berkeley

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • University of Rochester