Health Care Career Academy

*This opportunity is available every summer for current Hamilton sophomore and junior students. Applications for the summer of 2020 will be available in February of 2020. Please read below for additional information on the application and selection process.


Hamilton High School has again partnered with Community Memorial Hospital to offer the Healthcare Career Academy in the summer of 2020. The Healthcare Career Academy provides qualified students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge base as it relates to a wide array of professional healthcare options. Students need to be entering their junior or senior year in the fall of 2020. The Healthcare Career Academy experience will provide each student with a well-balanced approach towards healthcare career exposure. This exposure will assist with clarifying roles and responsibilities while motivating students and encouraging healthcare career choices.

The two-week program will run approximately three hours a day, Monday through Friday, in August (specific dates will be released in February). The Healthcare Career Academy allows students to shadow and learn from professionals in various departments. Through observation, hands-on experiences, classroom discussion, and research, students will be able to expand their awareness and interest in healthcare careers.

Interested students (current sophomores and juniors) must complete and submit an application which is available in the student services office and also below.*Please know that this is an extremely competitive application process. There are on average 40 applicants for the 8 available spots.

Completed applications must be turned into Mrs. Gostomski in the Student Services Office on the due date specified. High school staff will review the applications and use a checklist to determine top candidates. Sixteen applicants will be interviewed for eight positions. Students will be notified by March 15th if they are to be interviewed and will be notified of the date and time. An interview team of 4 people from the school district and hospital will conduct group interviews in March and will determine final candidates. Selected candidates for the Healthcare Career Academy will be notified by the end of March. Selected candidates will be required to complete a student health record and a TB skin test.

The program for the summer of 2020 will begin with hospital orientation in June. If you have further questions, please contact Ms. Shoemaker at (262) 246-6471, extension 1467, or at shoest@hamilton.k12.wi.us.

2019 application (for reference)

*2020 application will be available in February and posted here.