Medical Scholars

Participation in the Plaza College Medical Scholars Program is a premier opportunity that offers high school students interested in a career in healthcare an introduction to the Medical Assisting A.A.S. degree. 

Not only do participating students experience the excitement of college life, they take college level courses with our distinguished faculty, have access to collegiate-level resources, and enjoy an unforgettable semester (or semesters)!

Participating students will receive:  

  • An opportunity to participate in an early college enrollment program to gain a major head start on completing their college degree program. 
  • An inside look into what it takes to be a part of the Allied Health field with classes that are actually part of the Medical Assisting associate’s degree program.  During the junior year of high school, scholars can expect to take 3 credits in a liberal arts course like Developmental Psychology.  During the senior year of high school, scholars can expect to take up to 12 credits in courses like Medical Terminology, Mathematical Applications, and Anatomy & Physiology.* 
  • An accelerated degree completion plan that will allow students to earn their Medical Assisting A.A.S. degree in 15 months and their bachelor’s degree in an additional 15 months after HS Graduation – shortening the time to graduation by up to 1 year!
  • Reduced college costs by utilizing the free 15 earned credits (¼ of the total program) and Plaza’s exclusive Medical Scholars Scholarship. 

In order to apply to participate:

  • If your High School already participates in the program, please notify the administrator in charge of the program at your school.  If you do not know who the appropriate administrator is, please contact your Guidance or Principal’s office.
  • If your High School does not yet participate in the program, please send an email to info@plazacollege.edu with your name, email address, phone number, your graduation year, and the name of your High School.  Don’t forget to include that you’re interested in participating in the Medical Scholars Program!
  • The application process will be complete once you fill out your application, write an admissions essay, and get some teacher recommendations. All applications must be submitted six weeks prior to the start of the next semester to be considered.
  • All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by mail.

High School Administrators

Administrators interested in learning more about how to qualify their students to participate in a Plaza College Scholars Program should contact Chad Callahan, Chief Operating Officer, at 718-779-1430.

What Plaza College is committed to providing your students:

  • One Liberal Arts course, per semester, required for the Medical Assisting program for students in their junior year. One Medical Office Administration course, per semester, required for the Medical Assisting program for students in their senior year. Courses will be offered once per week at a designated time on either Friday afternoon or Saturday for an entire semester, as defined by the College’s academic calendar.
  • Faculty and support services for the course offerings.
  • An assigned Admissions Representative to help guide the student through the application process.
  • A dedicated academic advisor to meet with the student about their academic needs.

What the participating High School must commit to providing participants:

  • Required textbooks and materials, as specified by Plaza College, for all participating students.
  • Initial transportation to our campus for a group interview and the application process.
  • Weekly transportation to Plaza College for classes as scheduled.
  • Weekly attendance support to ensure student participation.

*Plaza College is Middle States accredited. Credits earned at Plaza may transfer to other institutions based on the transfer policy of the receiving institution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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