For more than a decade, Ashtabula County high school sophomores and juniors have learned what it is like working in healthcare through ACMC Academy. Applications for this year’s ACMC Academy are due by March 18. The eight-week summer learning experience starts in June.
Students accepted into ACMC Academy work alongside doctors, nurses, technicians, and other Caregivers at Ashtabula County Medical Center observing and gaining hands-on professional experience. In addition to rotations through various departments, students participate in special lunch-and-learn sessions to learn about other hospital departments and career opportunities.
Since 2008, ACMC Academy has provided this opportunity to more than 100 Ashtabula County students and it is an excellent way to confirm a student’s desire to enter the healthcare profession. ACMC Caregivers enjoy working with the students and providing further information about how to succeed in nursing school or other college degree tracks.
All students who successfully complete ACMC Academy earn a $500 scholarship. Up to two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded competitively to the two participants who demonstrate the best performance throughout the program. Funding for the program is possible through the generosity of donors to ACMC Foundation.
To be eligible for consideration for the ACMC Academy, a student must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and have no more than three absences/tardies in the previous semester. Students can download the application and instructions online at https://www.acmchealth.org/foundation/scholarships/ or request an application from their guidance counselor. All applications and required attachments are due by March 18.
For more information about ACMC Academy, students should talk with their Guidance Counselors or ACMC Foundation Executive Director Tammy Netkowicz, 440-997-6605.