BioScience and Medicine Academy

Biosciences and Medicine Academy

The Biosciences and Medicine Academy will prepare you for a university-level degree program and a career in medicine or healthcare!

The Biosciences and Medicine Academy prepares high school students interested in a university-level degree and a career in medicine or healthcare! Explore options and participate in exceptional experiences, coupling rigorous math and science required in colleges and universities with hands on, medical related classes.

Employment Opportunities

Program completer’s education plans will be degree programs in higher education.

Biosciences and Medicine Academy Majors

About this Occupation

Success in the Bioscience and Medicine fields requires strong analytical and problem solving abilities, as well as an aptitude for science, writing, and mathematics. Time management skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently are also essential. Collaboration is a key element of the scientific and medical communities, so individuals in this field need to have a high level of interpersonal skills and strong communication abilities, both written and verbal. In addition, because technology changes quickly, self-motivation and an interest in continual learning are also essential for success.

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Juliette Dalhed

BSMA instructor

Juliette Dalhed teaches science and math in the Biosciences and Medicine Academy at the Rockwell campus. She earned a Master of Science degree at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. Juliette previously worked as a Professor of Calculus at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics-Chickasha Regional Center in Oklahoma City, and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Oklahoma Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Alisha Davis

BSMA instructor

Alisha Davis teaches Science in the Biosciences and Medicine Academy. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla. Alisha previously worked as a science teacher at Choctaw-Nicoma Park Schools, as a science teacher at Mid-Del High School in Midwest City, Okla., and as an Adjunct Anatomy and Physiology Instructor at Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw, Okla.

Derek Dodd

BSMA instructor

Derek Dodd teaches Math in the Biosciences and Medicine Academy at the Rockwell campus. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix. Derek previously worked as a math teacher both at Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City, and at Deer Creek Middle School in Edmond, Okla.

Karen Evans

BSMA instructor

Karen Evans teaches chemistry in the BioSciences and Medicine Academy at the Rockwell campus. She earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education in Secondary Counseling at from East Central University in Ada, Okla. Karen previously worked as a school counselor/testing coordinator at Yukon Public Schools in Yukon, Okla, and as an adjunct instructor at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla.

Kristin Graham

BSMA instructor

Kristin Graham teaches Careers in Healthcare and Biosciences in the Health Sciences Center at Edmond Santa Fe High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma, in Edmond. Kristin previously worked as a science instructor at Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City, and as a science teacher at Midwest City High School.

Dustin Moss

BSMA instructor

Dustin Moss teaches Science in the Biosciences and Medicine Academy at the Rockwell campus. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Okla, and a Master of Education from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla. Dustin previously worked as a Secondary Science Teacher at Carl Albert High School, and as an Adjunct Instructor of Clinical Anatomy at Rose State College, both in Midwest City, Okla.

Julie Smiley Foster

BSMA instructor

Julie Smiley Foster teaches Biomedical Innovation and Honors Anatomy and Physiology in the Biosciences and Medicine Academy at the Rockwell campus. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Journalism at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and a Master of Arts in Counseling at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as an Oklahoma School Counselor Certification; Oklahoma Teacher Certifications in Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, General Science, Earth Science, Physical Science, Zoology, and Journalism; Project Lead the Way Certifications in Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, and Biomedical Innovation; and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Julie previously worked at Big Pasture School in Randlett, Okla., Lawton Senior High School in Lawton, Okla., and Windthorst ISD in Windthorst, Texas.

Alexandria Winfrey

BSMA and HSC instructional assistant

Alex Winfrey is an instructional assistant in the BioSciences and Medicine Academy, and the Health Sciences Center. She earned a Bachelor degree in Mass Communications from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla. Alex previously worked as an Auto Claims Adjuster at Farmers Insurance Group, and as a Shift Manager/Merchandise Coordinator at Uptown Kids and Candy, both in Oklahoma City.