UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System have partnered to offer an innovative program that educates people about the medical field. The 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 highlighted the inclusivity of the program, emphasizing that all are welcome to participate.
The program will take place over 6 consecutive Mondays at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Each week, a different topic will be presented, along with interactive activities aimed at providing 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 emphasized that no prior medical knowledge is assumed for participants. The program is designed to start with basic concepts and gradually build on them to provide a comprehensive understanding of the medical field. The hope is that participants will gain valuable insights and learn about the inner workings of the human body throughout the program.
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 the collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System, students have access to a range of opportunities, including job, shadowing, and research opportunities. The medical academy program is yet another unique and exciting opportunity for students to engage with the medical field.
The program is set to begin on April 1st, and more information on registration will be available on the program’s website.
In conclusion, UW-Eau Claire’s collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System aims to provide an enriching educational experience for individuals interested in exploring careers in medicine or healthcare fields.