Benjamin Carson High School offers several programs seniors may participate in. One of the programs is the CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) Program and it is very popular. 

The goal of the program is to prepare students for a future in health care. Students learn and practice basic patient care. 

“I enjoy the program a lot,” senior Tylesha Clark said. “I think that this will prepare me for my future and even if I don’t pursue a career in healthcare, the skills that I’ve learned will still be useful later in life.” 

“One of the best parts of the programs is the hands on labs we are able to do,” senior Ja’lynn Jones said.

“Being interested in nursing, I truly enjoy the program,” senior Jordan Bowers said. “I really liked the HOSA event.”

Every year, the students in the CMA program go compete at an annual event hosted by HOSA, (Health Occupations Students of America). In the latest event, students from different schools from all over Michigan competed for a spot in the national competition. 

One competition at HOSA was an interview skills competition. Senior Jamal Thomas entered and finished in second place out of the hundreds of students who participated. 

“HOSA was a very fun experience for me but I was nervous. For the people going next year, I recommend you to pay attention,” Thomas said.