2020 is off to an “awesome” start in K–12 Education.

With the arrival of the New Year, Cleveland Clinic’s K–12 Education School Programs Department excitedly launched year six of its United States Distance Learning Association Innovation Award-winning Adventures in Health Science and Medicine® program – or AHSM® (pronounced “awesome” ) for short. As a series of connected learning experiences designed to promote learning about health science and medical professions for middle school students, AHSM features an ongoing case study, hands-on activities, and collaborative discussions facilitated by Cleveland Clinic caregivers. Over the next ten weeks, more than 400 students (aka AHSM Investigators) from 16 area schools will interact with caregivers from departments such as Radiology and Respiratory Therapy to see if they can crack the case. Then, working as AHSM Inventers, the students will apply their new learning to address a real-world healthcare problem as part of the program’s culminating IDEA$ Challenge. To expand the reach of this impactful program to even more students in more communities, the K–12 Education team created a turnkey version of AHSM that other healthcare organizations can license to help achieve their own workforce development and community benefit goals. In fact, the department has a successful, long-standing licensing partnership with Reading Hospital (Tower Heath) in Reading, PA, and is currently in talks with other organizations. Click here to learn more about AHSM.