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The Fellowship

The IU Health High School Fellowship program prepares students to become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (MA). Throughout the Fellowship, students will focus on learning about the healthcare industry and the multiple employment opportunities the industry provides. The students’ high school experience includes an overview of healthcare delivery systems, healthcare teams, as well as legal and ethical considerations. Our students will also obtain the knowledge, skills, and aptitude needed to provide basic care in a variety of healthcare settings. 

Specifically, students will:

  • Have the opportunity to earn industry-recognized certifications, including:
    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification to work as a nursing assistant in healthcare facilities while in high school.
    • The NHA certification in Certified Clinical Medical Assistant
  • Participate in several Work Based Learning (WBL) experiences, including two paid summer internships at IU Health facilities, clinical experiences in acute care settings, and clinical experiences in long term care facilities.
  • Have the opportunity to earn dual credits to Ivy Tech Community College, aligning with an associate degree in the school’s Healthcare Specialist program.
  • Participate in various extracurricular programming designed to build their employability and leadership skills.
  • Learn skills in patient care, treatment, anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, and preventative care. 
  • Have the opportunity to earn a Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma.