Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy Student Application
This application and all supporting materials are due on or before January 28, 2018. Please contact Jennifer Stanfill, Director of Choice Programs at jstanfill@parkwayschools.net or (314) 415-8450 with any questions.

Program Description:

Spark! Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy is an engaging experience that examines the dynamic and diverse field of medicine and healthcare. During this experience, students will be exposed to the variety of opportunities and benefits of careers related to health sciences. Spark! Health Sciences participants will expand upon principles of human physiology, develop fluency in basic medical terminology, formulate treatment plans for patients and engage in First Aid and CPR training. Students will receive essential foundational knowledge based on industry demand, while also participating in clinical experiences across the continuum of care that may consist of job shadows, group projects, service learning and individualized mentorship. Diverse healthcare professionals will serve as guest lecturers and outside learning experiences will involve site visits to a variety of medical and healthcare facilities.

The Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy meets at the Lindenwood Westport campus during 1st Semester. During 2nd semester, the group will meet at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital or St. Luke's Hospital.

Articulated credit is available through St. Louis Community College.

Student First Name *
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Student Last Name *
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Student Number *
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Address *
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City *
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Zip Code *
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Home Phone Number
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Cell Phone Number
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Student Parkway E-Mail Address
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Parent E-Mail Address
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Students accepted into the Spark! Program will receive a professional, magnetic name badge to wear to professional events. Please type the first and last name you would like printed on your name badge. *
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The Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy is only available to rising Seniors. Please confirm that you will be a Senior during the 2018-2019 school year. *
Counselor's Name *
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What activities, experiences or previous learnings have stimulated your interest in Spark! Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy? *
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What ideas or plans do you have for your future career? *
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All applicants are required to submit an essay that addresses the following questions: Why are you interested in Spark! Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy? What do you hope to gain from this experience? Please copy and paste your essay or a link to your essay into box below. *
Essays must have at least 150 words and will be scored based on the following criteria: Organization and Focus, Clear Main Ideas and Supporting Details, Essay Stays on Topic, Originality, Vivid Details, Fresh Word Choices, Creativity, Risk-Taking, Writer's Voice, Consistent Throughout, Engaging, Conveys Individual Personality, Freedom from Error, Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation Usage, Overall Success, Clearly Developed Ideas
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I understand that I will have to have a negative drug screen in order to participate in Spark! Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy. *
I understand that I will have to submit verification of a two-step PPD test by the first day of school in order to participate in Spark! Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy. *
Please note that a 2-Step PPD test can take up to 4 doctor visits, so please plan accordingly.
I am applying for Spark! Pre-Professional Health Sciences. I have discussed the program with my parents/guardians and they have indicated their permission for me to be considered for this program. I understand that I will comply with business ethics (e.g., attendance, dress codes). I also understand that the medical professionals and high school team members depend on my commitment to Spark! Pre-Professional Health Sciences Academy; therefore, I commit to the program for the year. *
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Please provide the email addresses of two staff members that will give you a recommendation.
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