HCC Philadelphia

HCC Philadelphia was developed initially in 2008 as a partnership between the Lankenau Medical Center and Overbrook High School in West Philadephia, however, the success of the program inspired additional Philadelphia-based hospital-high school alliances.

Currently, in Philadelphia, four medical schools are implementing the Health Career Academy at five high schools. Our partner medical schools include Temple University School of MedicineDrexel University College of MedicineSidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).  Our partner high schools include Chester High SchoolOverbrook High SchoolAbraham Lincoln High SchoolMartin Luther King High School, and West Catholic High School. Please click on the site pages to explore each branch.


March 3, 2020: HCC partners with Mercy Vocational high school to provide sessions in phlebotomy, suturing, surgical robotics, intubation, and simulated patients.

Mercy Vocational high school students
Student listens for heartbeat and breath sounds
Student tries DaVinci surgical robot
Students participate in a suturing workshop
Intubation demonstration
Student listens for heartbeat and breath sounds
A phlebotomist demonstrates how to collect blood samples in appropriate tubes.

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