About MedTrack

Award-Winning MedTrack Program

MedTrack was honored for Innovations in Catholic Education – one of only 12 schools nationwide.

Jaw-Dropping Externships

The summer Externship is one of the best parts of the MedTrack program. For example, graduate Jacob Grimmer '15 scrubbed into Vascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Launching Into Research

Graduate Chad Jaenke '16 is one of many students who tackle research in college using the solid foundation received in the Honors Advanced Science Seminar class.

Entering Professional Schools

Graduate Steven Sivik '15 at his "White Coat Ceremony" upon entering the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry.

A Heart for Service

Graduate Katie Brown '16 was so inspired by her MedTrack Junior Retreat at MedWish that she interned there in 2018 to further the organization's mission of providing medical supplies and equipment to all.

Preparing Students in the Franciscan Tradition for Careers in Science and Healthcare

To apply to MedTrack, log in to your MyPad account and follow the MedTrack-specific steps in your checklist by January 15. See the How to Apply page for more details.

MedTrack is an award-winning, four-year advanced science track focused on helping students explore and prepare for careers in healthcare. The comprehensive program combines advanced coursework, enrichment opportunities, and practical experiences, while integrating the distinctive Franciscan approach to healthcare which only Padua Franciscan can provide.

Northeast Ohio’s healthcare sector is growing rapidly as the region becomes a national hub for healthcare systems and biomedical companies. Now you have an edge in becoming part of this burgeoning industry.

Colleges recognize that students who have completed this nationally-heralded program are bright, driven and dedicated to serving in the healthcare field. In fact, MedTrack seniors earn millions each year in non-need-based scholarship funding.

You Will Benefit By:

Building a Solid Foundation
MedTrack helps prepare you for the academic rigors of healthcare careers 

Strengthening Your Faith
MedTrack helps you explore a Franciscan model of healthcare through full-day reflections

 Setting Career Goals
Healthcare professionals offer you insights into available options within the profession

Getting Hands-on Experience
You have the chance to apply your learning through field trips and a healthcare externship

Only MedTrack Has:Medtrack Students at Padua Franciscan High School working on a medical dummy

  • National award-winning curriculum
  • Exciting summer externship at leading Cleveland hospitals
  • Four-year MedTrack reflection sequence
  • Comprehensive, integrated program with dedicated staff members
  • UNMATCHED overall experience – since 2008!

If You Want To Join

To be considered for MedTrack, see the How to Apply Page for step-by-step instructions.


Padua Franciscan High School Medtrack students learning in the classroomIf you have questions about the MedTrack program, please contact:

Mrs. Laurie Keco Grabowski ’89
Director of MedTrack
440-845-2444 x171