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New Vision Medical Professions (Cortland)


  Program Description


Cortland Regional Medical Center
134  Homer Avenue, Cortland NY
Phone:  (607) 758-5260

New Vision Medical Professions is a one-year program offered to highly motivated high school seniors. As a healthcare field immersion program, students will explore related career pathways as they participate in scheduled rotations at Cortland Regional Medical Center. Students will experience firsthand the medical profession working with physicians, nurses and other health professionals.

Through a combination of research and hands-on projects, students will learn about medical ethics, patient rights, human anatomy and physiology, governmental regulations, and health careers. Another integral component of the program is the dual credit course in English 101 through Tompkins Cortland Community College, in addition to CPR certification. Students will also fulfill their English 12, Participation in Government, and Economics requirements toward graduation.

Eligibility requirements: Interested students must be in their senior year of high school, in good academic standing and on target with all graduation requirements. Eligible candidates should exhibit self-motivation, enthusiasm and maturity, and must be willing to work both independently and as a team member in diverse settings.


Available Academic Credits and Certifications
  • 1 Health Careers
  • 1 English 12
  • 1/2 Participation in Government
  • 1/2 Economics
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • 3 English 101 college credits &
  • 3 Medical terminology credits through Tompkins Cortland Community College

  • CPR/AED for Health Care Provider
Experiential Learning Opportunities
  • Introduction to related health careers
  • Health care systems & facilities
  • Scientific research & injury
  • Emergency care
  • CPR
  • Personal & patient safety
  • Therapeutic communications
  • Related microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Legal & ethical isues/confidentiality
Possible Clinical Rotations
  • Emergency room
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Obstetrics
  • Radiology
  • Administration
  • Laboratory
  • Long-term care
  • Cardiology
  • Food/Nutrition
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
*Advanced Employment - additional training may be necessary
Advanced Training Career Opportunities
  • Nurse (LPN, RN, NP, & Midwives)
  • Laboratory technician
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Medical technologist
  • Recreational therapist
  • Ultrasonographer
  • Pharmacist
  • Athletic trainer
  • Physician assistant
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Cytotechnologist
  • Occupational therapist