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Our curriculum provides students with opportunities to explore various medical disciplines while allowing them to enjoy other interests such as sports, art, clubs, and more.




Dr. Betty Cappelletti
Program Director
949.493.9307 Ext. 7050


Founded by Dr. Betty Cappelletti in 2010, the Project A- Pulse® Medical Magnet Program has provided students who are seriously considering a career in medicine the unique opportunity to explore various disciplines within the medical field — both in the classroom and off-site in a hospital facility.

The four-year course of studies includes classroom instruction in advanced math, life, and health science combined with clinical knowledge provided by working professionals in a hospital setting at MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills.

Students from the class of 2019's medical magnet program at JSerra

The program’s curriculum is rigorous and mandates students to enroll in double science and math courses compared to the typical high school science-based curriculum.

Classroom instruction is supplemented with lectures, observed operations, and individual meetings with eminent medical professionals such as prominent physicians, nurses, emergency/operating staff, medical/radiological technicians, and medical management executives. Students graduating from this challenging program will have a solid foundation in science and math applicable for future careers in medicine.

Students graduating from this rigorous program will have a solid foundation in science and math applicable for future careers in medicine.
Betty Cappelletti, Program Director


Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Boston College**
Cal Polytechnic State University
Columbia University
George Washington University
Notre Dame
Santa Clara University
UC Irvine*
UC San Diego
University of Pennsylvania*
University of Southern California
University of Washington**

* Honors
** Honors and Full Scholarship

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