Most professions have their traditions: the winner of the Masters Golf Tournament gets a green jacket and Super Bowl champions get rings. On April 19, 23 students in C.A. Johnson High School’s Health Sciences Magnet will receive traditional white medical coats to mark their entry into the medical field, setting a new program record. During the school’s first White Coat Ceremony in 2014, six students received their medical jackets.
The ceremony, which honors students who have successfully completed all coursework and requirements with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, begins at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium. Students in the final level of the program will experience this rite-of-passage as they prepare to participate in internships and/or clinical rotations.
Students in the Health Sciences Magnet attain valuable marketable skills that will provide employment and educational opportunities for them after high school graduation. The program includes five career fields: biomedical research and technology, health science, food science and dietetics, administrative services, and sports medicine.
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