The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System have teamed up to launch a new program that provides an in-depth look at the medical field. The program, which runs for six consecutive Mondays, is open to people from all walks of life, 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 everyone is welcome to participate.
The innovative program aims to provide participants with a realistic glimpse into medical education by presenting different topics each week, along with interactive activities designed to engage and educate them. The ultimate goal of the program is to help individuals determine if pursuing a career in medicine is right for them by providing them with a taste of what medical school has to offer.
Dr. Julie Anderson, Director of UW-EC’s Health Careers Center, expressed her excitement about the program and the opportunities it will provide to students. Through their collaboration with Mayo Clinic Health System, students have access to job shadowing, research opportunities, and other unique experiences that will enhance their understanding of the medical field.
The medical academy 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 promises to be an enriching and educational experience for anyone interested in pursuing a career in medicine.