Temescal Canyon HMCA offers a unique Health Career preparation program. The goals of the Health Academy are to prepare our students for employment in the health care industry by exposing students to careers in health care and equipping students with skills that make them employable, and a strong college preparatory background.

Health Academy students will receive unique opportunities including

  • field trips to colleges/universities

  • participating in mentor activities with professionals in the Health Care Industry

  • exposure to medical lab science equipment and medical technology including virtual dissections tables and more.

  • an internship during the senior year, immersing the student into everyday lives of medical professionals and their job

  • student leadership positions

  • participation in HOSA, an in an international student organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of ACTE.

About HMCA

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Junior Mentors

The students participating in the Health and Medical Careers Academy (HMCA) Mentorship Program are all high school juniors in the Health & Medical Careers Academy at Temescal Canyon High School. Each student is paired with an adult mentor. By having both mentor and student fill out the mentor matching survey, the HMCA tries to carefully match each student to a mentor who has a similar personality type, interests, and career interest. This is not always possible, but either way, we feel students benefit immensely from learning about a career in the “real world,” even if it is one they will not pursue. The Mentor Program is one of the most powerful ways to expose students to successful professional role models who can help encourage them and guide them in their future career path.

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Senior Internships & Exhibitions

The Senior Exhibition provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate readiness for their transition from high school to college and/or career through meeting the California Department of Education's standards. It focuses on the capabilities students will need to be productive and successful individuals in college and in the workplace. Capable and productive individuals are those who can apply knowledge gained in school and elsewhere to analyze problems, propose solutions, and communicate effectively with others. 

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