From the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Short takes, April 17):

Pomona sixth-grade students will be recognized April 25 for completing the first year of the Pomona Health Career Ladder Sixth-Grade Academies.

Western University of Health Sciences will hold its sixth and final Career Ladder session of the year, an awards presentation on that day in the Health Professions Center.

Dr. Clinton Adams, dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, will present 11 students with a certificate and a reflex hammer for attending two-thirds of the Saturday Academy sessions. Three students with perfect attendance will receive a stethoscope.

PUSD and Western is partnering with Cal Poly Pomona to guide students through their education and into careers as health care providers. The monthly academies, which started in October 2008, are for students introduced to careers in medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, veterinary medicine, podiatry, optometry and dentistry.

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