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.

Entrance Requirements

  • Candidate must be at least a sophomore before starting the Academy
  • Candidate must be at or above grade level in reading and math
  • Demonstrate a high interest and/or aptitude in math, science, and technology fields
  • Strongly recommend having taken Biology I with a grade of B or better (Biology I is required for graduation, but it is not taught at Francis Tuttle)
  • Must have taken Algebra I with a grade of B or better
  • Passed eighth-grade state test in reading and mathematics
  • Preferably have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Homeschooled students must meet the same entrance requirements

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

Natalie Bowman

BSMA instructor

Natalie Bowman teaches in the BioSciences and Medicine Academy at the Danforth campus. She earned both a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Education in Secondary Education/Biology at the University of Central Oklahoma. Natalie previously worked as a science teacher at both Luther Public Schools in Luther, Oklahoma, and at Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City.

Myka Collett

Academy instructor

Myka Collett teaches math in the Academies at the Danforth campus. She earned a Bachelor degree in Mathematics at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma. Myka previously worked as a STEM Academy Math instructor at Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City, and as a Math teacher at Edmond Public Schools.

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

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, Oklahoma.

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, Oklahoma. Karen previously worked as a school counselor/testing coordinator at Yukon Public Schools in Yukon, Oklahoma, and as an adjunct instructor at Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma.

Stacy Golden

Academy instructor

Stacy Golden teaches math in the Academies at the Danforth campus. She earned a Bachelor of Mathematics Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Stacy previously worked as a Math Teacher at Edmond Memorial High School I Edmond, Oklahoma, and as an AP Calculus Reader at Educational Testing Services in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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.

Jared Keester

Engineering Academy instructor

Jared Keester teaches math and science in the Academies at the Danforth campus. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma. Jared previously worked as an AP Physics Teacher at Edmond Memorial High School in Edmond, Oklahoma, and as an Algebra Teacher at Heritage Hall School in Oklahoma City.

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, Oklahoma, and a Master of Education from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. 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, Oklahoma.

Brad Sanders

Engineering Academy instructor

Brad Sanders teaches science in the Academies at the Danforth campus. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science Education-Chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma. Brad previously worked as a science teacher at Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City, and as an ExplorOlogy Educator at the Oklahoma Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman, Oklahoma.

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.