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School of Medicine and Biotechnology (BioMed)

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Pathway Description

Biomedical students experience four years of integrated academics focused on the Health Science and Medical Technology industry. In addition to completing rigorous A-G courses, students take a four year course sequence of classes specifically focused on the skills and situations connected to the biomedical field. These courses include: Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Biomedical Innovation. Working with their academic classes and larger community, students are expected to practice their skills outside the classroom with internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities.


Entrance Criteria

  • Any interested student is encouraged to apply to the pathway.
  • Students interested in the Distinguished Scholar experience may apply with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Pathway Vision: Serving and innovating ethically, analytically, and responsibly.

Pathway Mission: The Wilson School of Medicine and Biotechnology fosters knowledge, skills, and values to develop informed members of society who are on the cutting edge of medicine, research, and technological solutions.


Sample Schedule

Grade 9

  • Principles of Biomedical Science
  • English 1-2 Accelerated or  English 1-2
  • Geometry Accelerated or  Algebra 1
  • Medical Biology
  • Spanish 1-2
  • Visual or Performing Art
  • PE/Marching Band/Sport

Grade 10

  • Human Body Systems
  • Modern World History or AP World History: Modern
  • English 3-4 Accelerated or  English 3-4 
  • Geometry or Algebra 2 Accelerated
  • Medical Chemistry or Chemistry Honors
  • Spanish 3-4
  • PE/Marching Band/Sport


Grade 11

  • Medical Interventions
  • U.S. History or AP U.S. History
  • AP English Language or English 5-6
  • Algebra 2 or AP Pre Calculus or Functions/Statistics/Trigonometry
  • Academic or Athletic Elective 2-3 recommended


Grade 12

  • Biomedical Innovation
  • Government and Economics or AP Government and AP Economics
  • CSU Expository Reading and Writing Course or AP English Literature
  • Functions/Statistics/Trigonometry or AP Calculus or AP Statistics
  • Academic or Athletic Elective 2-3 recommended




BIOMED Pathway Slides

BIOMED Pathway Slides

Work-Based Learning

  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Guest Speakers
  • Mock Interviews
  • Career Exploration



For More Information

Contact Joel Jelinowicz
562-433-0481 ext. 6850

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