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Collaborative Medical Education Program Launches at UW-Eau Claire


Feb 13, 2024
New Medical Academy Program launched by UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System

The innovative program, which is a collaboration between UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System, aims to educate individuals about the medical field. The program is open to a wide range of individuals, including high school and college students, working adults, and retirees. Dr. Timothy Young from Mayo Clinic Health System emphasized the inclusivity of the program, stating that all are welcome to participate.

The program will take place over 6 consecutive Mondays at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, with each week focusing on a different topic. Interactive activities will be included to provide participants with a realistic glimpse into medical education. The ultimate goal of the program is to give people a taste of medical school and help them determine if pursuing a career in medicine is the right path for them.

Dr. Young stated that no prior medical knowledge is assumed for participants, and the program is designed to start with basic concepts and gradually build on them to provide a comprehensive understanding of the medical field. Through this program, participants will gain valuable insights and learn about the inner workings of the human body.

Dr. Julie Anderson, Director of UW-EC’s Health Careers Center, expressed excitement about the program and the opportunities it will offer to students. With this collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System, students have access to job shadowing opportunities as well as research opportunities in addition to this unique medical academy program. This collaboration aims at providing an enriching educational experience for individuals interested in pursuing a career in medicine.

The program is set to begin on April 1st, and more information on registration will be available on the program’s website. Overall, this collaboration between UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System offers an exciting opportunity for individuals interested in exploring their options within the medical field.

In conclusion, UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System have joined forces to offer an educational program aimed at teaching people about various aspects of medicine

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