Biomedical Sciences (FAU College of Medicine)
The goal of the Healthcare Careers Outreach Program (HCOP), with the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, is to foster student interest in Medicine and prepare students to be college and medical school ready. Participating students will be mentored by FAU College of Medicine students during activities held on FAU campus. Activities include field trips to the FAU Simulation Center, Anatomy Lab, dissections, college roadshow workshops and research experiences.
Parent or guardian participation is encouraged. The FAU HCOP program supports under-represented and under–served minorities in South Florida on their path towards Medicine. In the School District of Palm Beach County all medical courses provide local honors credit. Clinical rotations are conducted at area hospitals and other healthcare and research facilities.
Students successfully completing the 4 accelerated high school honors courses in middle school receive 4 high school credits and a program completion certificate in Biomedical Sciences. In addition, students sit for industry certification exams in healthcare and may receive articulated college credits at several post-secondary institutions. All students applying to this program must meet the following eligibility criteria: A minimum of 3 or above on state assessments and an eligible score on an internal assessment which includes two essays and an interview.
*For details regarding specific programs offered at each school, please see the Choice Programs Booklet
2021-2022 Choice Booklet (available Oct. 20)