Biomedical Sciences

The Project Lead the Way BioMedical Science (BMS) Program is a sequence of courses that follows a proven hands-on, real-world problem-solving approach to learning. Students explore the concepts of human medicine and are introduced to topics such as physiology, genetics, microbiology and public health. 
Throughout BMS, students acquire strong teamwork and communication practices, and develop organizational, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills.  In three foundation courses, students investigate various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases.   Students also examine the interactions of human body systems and explore how to prevent and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail.   In the capstone course, students have the opportunity to work on an independent project with a mentor or advisor from a university, hospital, research institution, or the biomedical industry.  The program is designed to prepare students to pursue a post-secondary education and careers in the biomedical sciences.

Jim D’Antonio (aka Mr. D.) 

Science Department Chair, PLTW Department Chair

Teach:  PLTW Human Body Systems & Human Anatomy and Physiology.

At Sollers: 12.5 years

Bio: The goal of education is to empower students to move forth successfully into their future. I feel lucky to have a hand in this and truly love teaching Biomedical Science. Through my courses I get to learn and share the mechanistic nature of our human bodies which enables students to make informed decisions on not only their career pathway but how to treat the only body we will ever have. 

Sang Choi
Science and PLTW (Biomedical Science)Teacher