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Beachwood Medical Academy

Beachwood Medical Academy prepares students for competitive college premed programs and related medical careers. The four-year program combines traditional academic coursework with hands-on immersion experiences and seminars from leading healthcare experts.

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Linda LoGalbo, Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Immersion Experiences

The medical academy is a unique partnership that offers Beachwood students on-site immersion experiences. Summer experiences include courses taught by University Hospitals professionals, volunteering opportunities and options to apply for hospital internships. During the school year, evening seminars covering a range of relevant topics will be hosted by University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center for our medical academy participants. Current students in grades 9 – 12 will also be offered opportunities to join the academy through these seminars and various volunteer and internship experiences.

High school students dissect a bovine lung at Med Academy Camp


UH Ahuja Medical Center

Monthly Seminars

Students explore diverse medical fields through expert-led sessions on:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Management
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Stroke Center
  • Pharmacology
  • Cardiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Medical Research Surgery
  • Oncology
  • Medical Ethics
  • Health and Wellness


Course Sequence

Students who enter the medical academy as freshman follow the course sequences listed below. This strong math and science foundation follows the recommendations of medical professionals in preparing Beachwood students for premed college coursework.

Grade 6
Math 7/8,
Science 6/7
Grade 7
Math 8/Algebra I,
Science 7/8
Grade 8
or Algebra I,
Grade 9
Honors Algebra II
or Honors Geometry

Grade 10
Honors Precalculus,
AP Calculus AB,
Honors Algebra II

Grade 11
AP Calculus BC,
Honors Precalculus
Grade 12
Multivariable Calculus,
AP Calculus AB
Grade 9
Honors Algebra II
or Honors Geometry

Grade 10
AP Bio

Grade 11
AP Chemistry
Grade 12
AP Physics 1-2,
AP Physics C

Beachwood Medical Academy Camp
at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

Beachwood Medical Academy
Anatomy & Physiology Course


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