Medical Professions Academy

The Medical Professions Academy (MPA), housed at Central High School, is open to all students entering high school as freshmen who have an interest in pursuing a career in health care or medicine. A core science and English curriculum, paired with hands-on learning, prepares students for post-secondary medical programs, The Medical Professions Academy emphasizes the attainment of skills for future medical professions through inquiry, critical thinking, and effective communication in the context of an integrated curriculum and community partnerships.  Project Lead the Way curriculum is used in its classes.

Students enrolled in MPA will travel to Central High School for two block periods each day, then return to their home school.

To hear more about the program through a radio interview including a teacher, student and a former graduate of Central High School who is now a PhD medical researcher at Vanderbilt University, click here


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