Allied Health Academy Mixer at WHS


Welcome back to school! The Allied Health Academy Mixer was our first event of the school year at Western High School. Students had the opportunity to network and build new relationships with others. We were so happy to see so many new and returning students. We cannot wait to start official programming soon. We are excited for the 2017-18 school year!


Congratulations on Completing the HS Summer Internship!

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July 14, 2017| Today marked the end of our High School Summer internship with Kaiser Permanente. These students have successfully completed working 180 hours this Summer and will receive their $1,000 scholarship. The students presented their career&community project and internship experience at Kennedy High School’s library in the morning and celebrated their closing with the Anaheim Innovative Mentoring Experience (AIME) program in the auditorium shortly after. Students were each given a health issue related to Orange County and created a brochure to inform the public about the issue and what can be done about it. Students also created a poster board presentation that highlighted their internship experience. They did such a wonderful job and we are so proud of their productive Summer. Time to rest before starting their senior year of high school!

Halfway through the Summer Internship Experience!

June 26, 2017| Our students have been hard at work this Summer! They are halfway through their High School Summer internship program with Kaiser Permanente. Here is a list of which departments they are currently interning with:

  • Jason Bulatao & Ester Plavdjian
    • Staff education- Assist those who educate all staff, including physicians, about safe patient handling program. Training can range from onsite demonstrations of equipment use and maintenance to broader safe patient handling education programs and national conferences.
  • Eva Gomez
    • Audiology- Hearing services; help those who administer diagnostic audiological tests that allow the differentiation between types of hearing disorders, coordinates and interprets test results and consults with and makes recommendations on hearing disorders to physicians.
  • Jennifer Marquez
    • Optical Dispensing– Help those who issue an optical appliance which corrects, remedies or relieves defects of vision.
  • Brianna Mendez
    • Primary Care- Any of these areas of medicine with a primary care physician: 1. adult or internal medicine (specializing in adult care) 2. family or general medicine (health care for you and your whole family) 3. pediatric medicine (care for patients from birth through age 16 to 18, depending on the facility)
  • Brithany Miranda & Jocelyn Pineda
    • Medical Staff Services– Perform a variety of tasks and are primarily involved with managing the activities of the medical staff in the traditional hospital.
  • Kimberly Rodriguez
    • Medical/Surgical & Telemetry Stroke- Help those who carefully monitor and treat patients who are often in critical condition and need constant monitoring and specialized cardiac care.
  • Laisha Valle
    • Central Reception- Assist in the checking-in of patients for their appointments and other administrative tasks within the central reception department.
  • Alliyah Bernales
    • Miraloma Call Center- First point in contact for Kaiser Permanente. Makes sure doctors and nurses have a correctly set schedule and makes sure that patients who call receive the right education after their diagnosis.

The Beginning of Our Summer Internship at Kaiser Permanente

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June 1, 2017| Our group of 10 students have just started their journey towards interning at Kaiser Permanente for the next 7 weeks. They have completed their OCAPICA orientation and training. After their medical clearances, the students will complete 20 hours from Monday -Thursday every week on site at Kaiser Permanente. Then, they end the week at Anaheim Union High School District office for a class taught by Professor Gwen from Fullerton college. After the class, our Allied Health Academy team hosts a session for the students to reflect upon their weekly internship experience, participate in professional development workshops, and work on their projects. They are all very excited to embark on this journey!

Personal student reflections about this experience can be found HERE


WHS End of the Year Celebration

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April 26, 2017 | The Allied Health Academy is excited to celebrate the end of its first year of programming at Western High School! In celebration of the program’s first expansion site, we hosted an end of the year get-together where everyone could reflect upon all the growth and success of the program. For next year, AHA is excited to provide more opportunities and activities to help guide students towards their future goals!

Kaiser Permanente & AIME Field Trip

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April 24, 2017 | In an event hosted by the Anaheim Innovative Mentoring Experience (AIME) and in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, high school juniors from Western High School’s Allied Health Academy were given an introductory orientation for the AIME events that will take place during the 2017-18 school year. The program will expose students to various departments within the health care field.

During the introductory event, students were able to interact with Kaiser Permanente professionals to gain a better understanding of the journey to becoming a professional and the skills required for future success in the students’ careers. Thank you to Kaiser Permanente and AUHSD’s AIME Program for hosting the Allied Health Academy students!

WHS Workshop: Organ Attack!

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April 12, 2017 | In this workshop, Western High School students were able to gain a better understanding of the human body by playing the game, Organ Attack! With the main objective to remove your opponents’ organs before they remove yours, the fast-paced game helped students learn more about the functions of different organs and some of the afflictions that can negatively affect each organ.

Congratulations to our High School Summer Interns!

Congratulations to these ten high school juniors who were accepted to the Allied Health Academy and Anaheim Innovative Mentoring Experience (AIME) Summer Internship Program! These students went through an extensive application and interviewing process before being chosen among many students. For the AIME Summer Internship Program, these students will be placed in a health-focused site where they will work with experienced individuals in a professional environment to gain valuable skills and knowledge to use in their future careers. In addition, they will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship for completing this 7-week experience. This internship program is a partnership between the Anaheim Union High School District, OCAPICA, and Cal State Fullerton, and is funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

We would like to congratulate the following students for taking advantage of this remarkable opportunity!

  • Alliyah Bernales
  • Eva Gomez
  • Jennifer Marquez
  • Kimberly Rodriguez
  • Jason Bulatao
  • Brianna Mendez
  • Jocelyn Pineda
  • Ester Plavdjian
  • Laisha Valle
  • Brithany Miranda

Upcoming Event: Empowering the Next Generation of Innovative Minds

The Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM) and the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) at the University of California Irvine are hosting their first annual college prep conference titled “Empowering the Next Generation of Innovative Minds”. The event is taking place at the University of California, Irvine Medical School on Saturday April 22, 2017 and is open, free of cost, to all students and parents who are interested in gaining information about college admissions, financial aid, and advice on how to transition from high school to college.


KP & AIME Field Trip

On April 24, 2017, Magnolia High School students will be participating in an event hosted by Anaheim’s Innovative Mentoring Experience (AIME) program. In partnership with Kaiser Permanete, the AIME program is looking to empower students in the Anaheim Union High School District succeed in their future goals and aspirations.

The introductory meeting will provide students an overview of the program and for Kaiser Permanente professionals to interact with students applying for the summer program. For more details about the event, please refer to the flyers attached below!