Medical Careers Magnet

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  • The Medical Magnet program serves as an experiential exploration of the diverse opportunities within the healthcare field. Through our partnerships with Northridge Hospital Medical Center and Valley Presbyterian Hospital, students attend seminars and participate in job shadowing at the hospitals while developing charity and compassion as they deal with patients and staff during their hospital experiences. Students are imminently prepared for university programs as they enter the medical and/or healthcare fields. They have a comprehensive understanding of the diverse medical professions that await, and the compassion and heart necessary to provide exceptional healthcare in their chosen careers.

    Consistently ranked as one of America's Best High Schools, Van Nuys HS has one of the largest Advanced Placement programs in the state with consistently high exam pass rates in LAUSD. Since 1995, our SAT scores have remained amongst the highest in the district, according to US News and World Report. Van Nuys is a Silver Academic Achievement school. We are exceedingly proud that our graduates are regularly accepted into the most competitive universities in the nation. There are many opportunities for students to have a well-rounded educational experience, preparing them for future success.

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    Medical Magnet Symposium


    Wednesday, April 24th in Auditorium

     7:50 am          Dawn Brown, Medical Magnet Coordinator

                    Welcome and discuss Volunteer Requirement and opportunities, Honors Research Paper, Highlight events, Scholarships and summer programs

     8:30 am          Susanna Kim & Anna Pfau

    Summer Internship experience

     8:45am          Cedar Sinai Simulation Center Teleconference

                      Healthcare Immersion Program

     9:48-10:19        BIC and Nutrition Break

     10:30-12:30     Dignity Health Northridge Pet Therapy

                     Group 1 students stay in Auditorium

    10:30-12:30      Niki Saccareccia/Diana Chernyak

            Nikki          Growth Mindset Yoga Instruction

    Group 2 students break to Small Gym

     12:25                Lunch

     12:59-2:00        James Liu, MD.        Keynote Speaker

           Dr Lui            Neurosurgeon   

     1:30-2:57         Amir Shalbi, David Akcheirlian, Sharmie Azurel

                      Honors Research Lab Presentations