Harmony Science Academy (HSA) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) will host the Middle School To Medical School completion ceremony on Monday, May 22.
The partnership between HSA and TTUHSC, which provides middle school students the opportunity to learn more about the medical field, began in November 2022.
“Middle School to Medical School is a program created to give students the opportunity to be exposed at an intimate level to the medical career,” Dr. Morales said. “Throughout the 2022-2023 school year, the eighth graders from Harmony Science Academy have had the opportunity to listen to current medical school students’ testimonials on their stories and journey, including struggles to get to medical school. They have also had the chance to attend an event held by the Health Sciences Center called the Future Healthcare Professionals’ Experience. Here they were able to not just explore medicine, but many other healthcare professions. The students then had a lunch with our very own medical students to just have a chat and ask anything they wanted from them.”
During the ceremony, Felix Morales, M.D., associate dean of the School of Medicine Office of Admissions, will address HSA students and present them with certificates of completion. TTUHSC medical students and HSA students will then share their testimony on how the program has helped them.
“The partnership with TTUHSC has been a wonderful experience for our students,” said Harmony Science Academy Principal, John Demir. “We look forward to continuing this for many years to come.
- What: Harmony Public Schools and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Middle School to Medical School Completion Ceremony.
- When: Monday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m.
- Where: Harmony Science Academy, 3701 W Loop 289 Lubbock, Texas 79407
- Campus Contact: If interested in covering, please contact Communications Director Delfina Glenn at 915-494-5886 or [email protected].
Harmony Science Academy is a family focused public charter schools that provides a high-quality education with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for students in grades PreK-8. Harmony Public Schools West Texas is an A Rated district and is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.
About TTUHSC School of Medicine
Since its founding in 1969, the TTUHSC School of Medicine has addressed the shortage of physicians in West Texas by providing quality, innovative educational opportunities to medical students and residents who serve as competent and compassionate medical professionals for the region and the state of Texas. Research at the School of Medicine played a key role in TTUHSC earning the Carnegie Classification® of Institutions of Higher Education designation as a Special Focus Four-Year Research Institution. In addition, the U.S. Department of Education has named TTUHSC as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a designation that enables the university to strengthen its ongoing efforts to recruit and support underrepresented students, grow a more diversified faculty and better serve its communities as a comprehensive health care institution. TTUHSC is only the third health sciences center in Texas to receive HSI status.
About Harmony Public Schools
Harmony Public Schools, is a Texas-born, Texas-wide public charter school system with 60 campuses serving PreK-Grade 12 students in 23 cities across Texas. Harmony blends the highest standards and expectations, with a rigorous math- and science-centered curriculum and dedicated and engaged teachers and families to cultivate excellence and prepare students to succeed in college, careers and life. At Harmony Public Schools, we believe every child can succeed, and we are committed to helping them realize their full potential. To learn more about Harmony Public Schools and our 58 campuses across Texas, please visit: www.harmonytx.org, and follow us on Twitter at @HarmonyEdu and ‘Like’ us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyTexas.