Grossmont Healthcare District

Health Career Pathways


The Grossmont Healthcare District Health Career Pathway Initiative consist of partnerships between East County San Diego High Schools and the Healthcare Industry through generous grant funding by the Grossmont Healthcare District. The goals of the Health Career Pathway Initiative are to better prepare students looking to enter into health and medical post-secondary programs, increase awareness of healthcare careers, and provide real-world relevant experiences in healthcare.

For more information about the Health Career Pathway Initiative please visit the About page and watch the short video to see how Health Career Pathways impact students.

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Health Pathway Program Highlights

MV 9-27-17

Exploring Membranes and Kidney Dialysis

Monte Vista HS, September 2017

Medical Biology students in Ms. Alvarado's and Mrs. Delgado's classes explored cell membranes through the phony cell lab and designing their own membrane that could function to perform kidney dialysis. Can't wait to see their final designs!

Medical Chemistry Projects

Granite Hills HS, September 2017

Students from Mr. Williams Granite Hills Medical Chemistry classes explored the link between chemistry and medicine. Check out some of their final projects!

Healthcare Exploration Summer Institute

July 2017

HESI 2017

Special thanks...

Each year, the HESI interns come into the hospital expecting to observe medical professionals and explore different professions in healthcare. Never could the students expect such a warm welcome from the staff as they received.

The staff at Sharp Grossmont Hospital generously donates their time each year to help the next generation of medical professionals explore the many facets of healthcare. They bring the Sharp Experience to life for these students and make them feel welcome as they are introduced to the hospital.

Thank you to the teachers of these students. Our students are well prepared for this program by the instructors of their Medical Pathway courses, which helps them to gain the most from this experience. To the family members who support our students through one of their most rigorous learning experiences, thank you for your time and patience.

HESI Preparation

June - July

Our 11th annual Healthcare Exploration Summer Institute (HESI) program is underway! The 15 intern students have spent three days learning about the Sharp Experience, patient rights, healthcare-related skills, and career readiness in preparation for spending time in 14 different hospital departments over the next 3 weeks. Thank you Sharp Grossmont Hospital for hosting our students and providing this life changing experience!

Please visit the Highlights Archive for all past stories.

Questions about the GHD Health Career Pathways?

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