THE BRONX - A program for high school students in the Bronx is helping them get a head start in the medical field.
The "Health, Education and Research Occupations High" program gives students resources to study in a hospital setting and interact with medical professionals before they graduate from high school.
"When you're 18, all of a sudden you have to decide who you want to be," says Dana Poltis of Montefiore Workforce Development. "They've already had four years of working on that, and I think they have a lot of resources and support that will help guide them through this process."
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After students in the program earn their high school diploma, they can continue their education for free at Hostos Community College.