UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System are joining forces to offer a unique program that educates people about the medical field. This program is open to a wide range of individuals, from high school and college students to working adults and retirees. The innovative program will take place over 6 consecutive Mondays at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, with each week focusing on a different topic, including interactive activities aimed at providing participants with a realistic glimpse into medical education.
Dr. Timothy Young from Mayo Clinic Health System emphasized the inclusivity of the program, stating that all are welcome to participate. No prior medical knowledge is assumed for participants, making this program accessible to anyone interested in learning more about the medical field. The program will start with basic concepts and gradually build on them to provide a comprehensive understanding of the medical field.
Dr. Julie Anderson, Director of UW-EC’s Health Careers Center, expressed excitement about the program and the opportunities it will offer to students. Through collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System, students have access to a range of opportunities, including job shadowing and research opportunities in addition to this unique medical academy program. This is yet another exciting opportunity for students to engage with the medical field and gain valuable insights into its inner workings.
The program begins on April 1st, and more information on registration can be found on its website. Overall, this collaboration between UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System aims to provide an enriching and educational experience for individuals interested in pursuing a career in medicine or simply looking for more information about the field.