Project Lead the Way: BioMedical Magnet Program

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New Town High School Project Lead the Way: Our Bio-Medical Magnet Program

The Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Program is a completer program offered at New Town High School that allows students to take a sequence of courses in biomedical content areas that follow proven hands-on, real-world, problem-solving approaches to learning.

Through our program, students explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology, and public health that will prepare them for entering into a medical program once entering college. Through hands-on activities, such as dissecting a heart, students are able to examine the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body - often playing the role of real-world biomedical professionals as they undergo their examinations. Students also get to explore topics vital to the medical profession such as prevention, diagnosis, and treatment by working collaboratively to investigate and design innovative solutions to the real-world health challenges of the 21st century such as fighting cancer with nanotechnology or examining how to react to a global pandemic.

PLTW Biomedical Sciences courses do not fulfill science credits toward graduation, but instead are part of a completer program to give students who plan to enter into the medical profession a more concentrated and hands-on preparation for those fields. While the completer program is targeted towards incoming freshmen, 10th grade students may also enter the completer program if they are interested and able to fit the courses into their current schedule. While all students are encouraged to apply, students must have a strong interest in science and pursuing a career in forensics or medical professions to be successful in the program.

Questions? Contact Ms. Aiesha Trowers, Program Coordinator (