The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System have teamed up to launch a new program that aims to educate people about the medical field. Open to a wide range of individuals, including high school and college students, working adults, and retirees, the innovative program will take place over six consecutive Mondays at UW-Eau Claire. Each week, a different topic will be presented, along with interactive activities designed to provide participants with a realistic glimpse into medical education.
Dr. Timothy Young from Mayo Clinic Health System emphasized the inclusivity of the program, highlighting that all are welcome to participate. 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. Dr. Young hopes 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 their 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. 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.