Osceola Medical Pipeline


Important Announcement

Due to COVID-19, no field trips are currently scheduled.  Please check back for the latest updates.


To apply for the Health Leaders Summer Academy and learn more about the application requirements, PLEASE CLICK HERE.    

Applicants must be current tenth-grade students (rising juniors) with a strong interest in pursuing a career in the medical field. 



The Medical Pipeline was formed to afford Osceola County students the opportunity to explore local career and educational pathways in healthcare.  The Osceola Medical Pipeline is a partnership between the Education Foundation of Osceola County, the School District of Osceola County, and local colleges and hospitals dedicated to increasing interest in awareness of careers in health care.
Programs and Student Outreach
The Health Leaders Summer Academy - High school students attend a week of avtivities on the University of Central Florida and UCF College of Medicine campuses.   Students work on a research presentation of medical case study, experience college-level labs, listen to classroom lectures and guest speakers.
Health Careers Experience Field Trips - Middle and High School - High school and middle school students travel to local medical services providers for one day field trips.  Students tour different departments such as imaging, cardiology, emergency and pharmacy.
Health Careers Experience Field Trips - Elementary  - Third graders travel to Advent Health Celebration and rotate through interactive and hands-on career and healthy living stations.  Examples of stations are radiology, obstetrics, physical, occupational and speech therapy, cardiology, emergency room, pharmacy, surgery, administration, nutrition, hand washing, lab and environmental.
Health Careers/Health Topics Speakers' Bureau - Guest speakers are an important part of a student's educational experience.  They are able to learn about a career or topic from someone who has real-life experience in the area.  Speakers can bring to life a topic students have been learning about from their text books.  They can discuss their chosen career and give students insight and perspective into the day-to-day activities, helping students find their passion.
NEEDED: Partners to host Health Careers Experience Field Trips, speakers who are excited to share information about their career in healthcare or discuss a specific topic, and financial partners to support the activities of
the students.  
For more information, please contact:                                                                                                              
Mollie Akes, Career Pipelines Manager               
Phone:  407-870-4855, ext. 65153
Email:  Mollie.Akes@osceolaschools.net