I’ve only heard good reviews about it from my upperclassmen friends. Most of them continued to college to pursue their majors with pre-med reqs; but, then again, regarding course rigor their schedules worked more in favor for them.
It sounds like online courses might be the answer for you if you want to continue this plan with Allied Health. The program does make you a little different from the usual applicant and colleges love outliers. We found VHS to be excellent and my kids did well on AP exams (similar situation with significant out of school activities.)
Just watch out for stress. It is a lot!
This is why I think it’s a good program. Med school is far away. You may change your mind.
If you learn now that it is or isn’t for you, it could save you years of pursuing the wrong path. Or solidify your belief that it is the correct path.
Few have this opportunity.
Common app gives you an area to explain this opportunity. Why you pursued it. And to give the description.
Gonna be blunt- rotating through a hospital pharmacy department as a HS observer- or even an ER as a HS observer-- does not help you more than getting a solid grounding in calculus. It just doesn’t. You may be able to craft a fantastic essay out of the experience (not the usual “I want to be a doctor to help people” stuff) but in terms of your academic preparation for undergrad or even BSMD, it doesn’t sound like what adcoms are looking for.
There’s a reason why med schools don’t ask if you took anatomy in HS (and many HS’s offer it), and a reason why med schools don’t expect you to show up on day one able to put in a central line. The content and the associated practical skills-- not as valuable preparation as the academic foundation.
My two cents.