Ms. Alma Smith, Biomedical Program Coordinator
Welcome to the Bladensburg High School Biomedical Program. Application information in addition to an overview of the program’s mission, goals, and objectives are available on the school’s website. The Biomedical Program is committed to providing rigorous academic training experiences that will prepare our students to become the next generation of healthcare providers. Students in the program will have opportunities to participate in a variety of biomedical and health related research conferences and internship programs that will expose the students to authentic real world experiences in the healthcare field.
The Biomedical Program also provides opportunities for student to participate in cutting edge technology programs such as the nationally recognized CSTEM Challenge Program in Houston, Texas. In addition to the outstanding academic preparation our students will receive, the Biomedical Program seeks to promote caring, compassionate healthcare workers committed to treating everyone with respect, and to provide the preeminent healthcare for each and every human being throughout the global health community.
Prince George’s County Public Schools, (PGCPS) is pleased to offer the Biomedical Program at Bladensburg High School. The focus of the program curriculum is to prepare students academically to successfully complete college level premedical or healthcare programs that will lead to careers in medicine, nursing, dentistry, forensic science, and/or medical research Students having a strong interest in pursuing careers within health related fields have opportunities to engage in biomedical research, internships, research practicums, enroll in medically related science courses, and Advanced Placement courses. Students applying should demonstrate:
• a strong ability, aptitude, and genuine interest in learning;
• an intellectual curiosity and self-motivation;
• the highest academic and personal integrity; and
• an aspiration to become a member of a community of learners.
Eligibility criteria for the program include:
• successful completion of Algebra-I in middle school;
• minimum grade point average of 3.0;
• attendance in the ninetieth percentile;
• three teacher recommendations (form included);
• documentation of extra curricular activities, community service, and awards; and
• a writing assessment;