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The Dougherty County School System held an information session Friday to get south Georgia's medical professional involved in their new Medical Arts Academy.

The program is the first of its kind to include a medical themed curriculum from Kindergarten through 12th grade. It will focus on advanced scientific research and medical sciences at Lake Park, Merry Acres, and Westover.

Topics will include life cycles, pollution, wellness, and careers in medicine.

Students who progress through middle school and high school can leave the programs with several certifications.

"At a middle school level they will be certified as first responders by the time they finish middle school, they'll also be certified in CPR, by the time they finish at Merry Acres Middle they will have acquired four high school credits by the time they get to Westover," said Merry Acres Principal Dr. Ufot Inyang.

By bringing medical partners including Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and the UGA School of Medicine into the program, students will have an opportunity for medical practicum, internships, and access to medical equipment and simulation labs.

 

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