The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System have joined forces to offer a program that educates people about the medical field. The innovative program is open to a wide range of individuals, from high school and college students to working adults and retirees. Dr. Timothy Young from Mayo Clinic Health System emphasized the inclusivity of the program, highlighting that all are welcome to participate.
The program will take place over 6 consecutive Mondays at UW-Eau Claire, with each week focusing on a different topic related to medicine. Interactive activities will be included throughout the program to provide participants with a realistic glimpse into medical education. The ultimate goal of the program is to give people a taste of what it’s like to study medicine and help them determine if pursuing a career in this field is right for them.
Dr. Julie Anderson, Director of UW-EC’s Health Careers Center, expressed excitement about the program and the opportunities it will offer for students. Through this collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System, students have access to job, shadowing, and research opportunities that will provide them with valuable insights into the medical field. This unique and exciting opportunity is yet another way for students to engage with their passion for medicine.
Registration information for the program can be found on its website, which will begin on April 1st. Overall, this collaboration between UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System is aimed at providing an enriching and educational experience for individuals interested in pursuing a career in medicine.