City of Medicine Academy Programs

SwabThe Duke AHEC Program partners with the City of Medicine Academy (CMA) each year to offer specially designed programs and experiences for enrolled students. The CMA is an academically rigorous high school designed to prepare high school students for post-secondary health care education or to enter into the health care workforce. The Duke AHEC Program has partnered with Durham Public Schools health career focused program/school since the mid-1990’s to provide  pipeline programs that provide students with a minimum of 20 hours of instruction and exposure to a myriad of health care jobs available.

Duke AHEC Scholars Program

An after school program for 9th and 10th grade students from the City of Medicine Academy. Each year, a new cohort of 9th graders are added to the program. The students participate in approximately twelve 2 ½ hour sessions each year on the campus of Duke University Medical Center. The sessions include a variety of engaging and informative sessions facilitated by healthcare professionals from Duke or surrounding health-focused organizations.

Duke-City of Medicine Academy Internship Program

Each year, twelve (12) rising seniors from the City of Medicine are paired with a Duke health care provider to shadow and learn about their respective discipline. Students complete 100 hours of shadowing and hands-on activities, over a month period. Listen to one of our 2015 interns talk about her internship experience!

City of Medicine Academy Career Café

Informal brown bag lunch conversations facilitated by Duke Hospital providers with students at the City of Medicine Academy. Career Café sessions are held once a month throughout the school year.  The career café conversations provide a unique opportunity for students to talk with the health care professional in an informal setting and learn about academic preparation and the realities of working in health care. Interested in serving as a Career Café speaker for the 2016 – 2017 school year or want more information?
Contact alicia.gonzalez@duke.edu