Emerging Health Professionals program graduates nearly 60 high school seniors

May 26, 2015

The tenth cohort of students enrolled in Emerging Health Professionals (EHP), a joint program between Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI), Penn State Lehigh Valley and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), graduated on Tuesday (May 26).

EHP is for high-achieving high school seniors from Lehigh County interested in starting their education in the healthcare field. Program partners also include Lehigh Valley Health Network, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Country Meadows and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital.

Since 2005, more than 500 students have graduated from the EHP program. This year, 57 students graduated from nine Lehigh County high schools: Catasauqua, Louis E. Dieruff, Emmaus, Northern Lehigh, Northwestern Lehigh, Parkland, Salisbury, Southern Lehigh and Whitehall.

Each year the nearly 60 students in the EHP Program gain a variety of health care experience and take science courses at either Penn State Lehigh Valley or LCCC for college credit. In addition, students are given an overview of the health care industry through courses at LCTI.

The EHP Program is five half-days a week during students’ senior year. The time is split between courses at Penn State Lehigh Valley or LCCC, LCTI and activities and presentations at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Students spend one day a week rotating through different departments at LVHN facilities, St. Luke’s University Health Network Allentown Campus, Country Meadows and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network.

Students from the 2015 cohort are going on to a variety of schools including Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, Duquesne University, DeSales University, Cedar Crest College, Moravian College, King's College and Lehigh Carbon Community College.

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Last Updated May 26, 2015