GW University Offers Health Care Training Program to High School Students

Students with the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy (GHSA) at T.C. Williams High School will soon have the opportunity to expand their career options. The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has received a $700,000 grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia to create a new Community Medi-Corps Program in Alexandria.

“We are excited to receive this grant and start work on the collaborative Community Medi-Corps Program and its Immersive Learning Center,” said Linda Zanin, EdD, the director of strategic partnerships at SMHS. “This initiative will allow students to engage and work together to problem-solve, use virtual technology, and interact with experts in the life and health science fields.”

While Medi-Corps will prepare high school students for work in the high-demand field of health care, the program also allows those enrolled to earn college credit. As many as 18 credits can go toward an education at GW.

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