For the past eight years, Bartlett High School has been getting the next wave of medical professionals interested in the industry. The program is called the Medical Science Academy, and is open to most students in the Anchorage School District.
Sean Prince, Bartlett’s principal, says it has on primary teacher who teaches a wide range of the classes. Her name is Yvette Stone, and she started the program almost a decade ago. Stone has been teaching for nearly 20 years, according to Prince. She teaches anatomy and physiology classes, even some advanced classes students can get college credit for. Students who go through the program will even job shadow over at JBER. While there, they will experience live births, work in the pharmacy and more.
One soon to be graduate, Sunecke “Journey” Prieto said going through the program reinforced her interest in neuroscience. She plans to go to Oklahoma to pursue becoming a neurologist.
More information can be found at the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium website. Bartlett is an open enrollment school. If a student is interested they, or a parent, can head to the Anchorage School District’s website and apply for an exemption, and then start in the Medical Science Academy.