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AHEC statewide programs

Statewide CHIP (Community Health Internship Program)
June 3 - July 26, 2013
PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
CHIP internships in each AHEC region across the state are somewhat different, but each region has a partnership with local health departments to develop research projects and provide mentoring for health professions students interested in an intensive summer experience in community health. The placement is 8 weeks during June and July.

ELIGIBILITY:
In addition to having an interest in community health, candidates must be Wisconsin residents or attending a college or university in Wisconsin, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and enrolled in a college program preparing for work in a health profession.

APPLICATIONS:
There is a competitive application process for CHIP placements. Apply by February 25, 2013 to ensure consideration for a statewide placement; Milwaukee CHIP has a later deadline (March 15).

Location: Many communities throughout Wisconsin; see website for complete list

Contact Name: Mandy Meloy
Contact Email: internships@ahec.wisc.edu
Contact Title: CHIP statewide program coordinator
Contact Phone: 608-265-6323

http://www.ahec.wisc.edu

Wisconsin Express
May 19-24, 2013
This week-long cultural immersion program is designed to give health professions students the opportunity to study firsthand the diverse local and regional healthcare resources and challenges in one of Wisconsin's urban or rural communities.

Wisconsin AHEC covers the majority of the costs of student participation, including workshop fees; instructional materials; shared accommodations in hotel rooms, bed and breakfasts, or lodging maintained by a community organization; and transportation during the week. Participants will pay a participation fee and the cost of some meals.

Placement in Wisconsin Express is through a competitive application process. Apply online by February 15, 2013.

Location: Wisconsin Express has 11 different placement sites

Contact Name: Keri Robbins
Contact Email: krobbins@wisc.edu
Contact Title: Wisconsin Express coordinator
Contact Phone: (608) 265-2442

http://www.ahec.wisc.edu

Milwaukee Area Health Education Center

Milwaukee CHIP (Community Health Internship Program)
6/3/13-7/26/13
Milwaukee CHIP is an 8-week summer internship program to provide students a real-life experience in community health. Placements are with health departments and community-based organizations. The Milwaukee CHIP program places students in Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Milwaukee, and Waukesha Counties. The statewide CHIP program places students in other areas around Wisconsin.

Visit the website below for more information and to fill out an online application.

Applications for the Milwaukee program are due 3/15/13.



Contact Name: Virginia Thomas
Contact Email: vthomas@milahec.org
Contact Title: Milwaukee CHIP Coordinator
Contact Phone: 414-344-0675 x225

http://wisc-ahec.typepad.com/chip/

Wisconsin Express
May 19 - 24, 2013
Wisconsin Express is an opportunity for college students studying health professions to spend a weeklong immersion in one of Wisconsin's diverse communities, learning about health care resources and the challenges faced by a local and regional, urban or rural population.

Visit the website below for more information and to fill out an online application.

Applications are due 2/15/13.

Contact Name: Suzanne Letellier
Contact Email: sletellier@milahec.org
Contact Title: Program Manager
Contact Phone: 414-344-0675 x224

http://www.ahec.wisc.edu

Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC)
ongoing
YHSC is a health career recruitment program which engages high school students in training and volunteer projects that address community health care needs. Students fill a community need for volunteer service while acquiring real life health care learning experiences under the guidance of professional role models.



Contact Name: Suzanne Letellier
Contact Email: sletellier@milahec.org
Contact Title: Program Manager
Contact Phone: 414-344-0675 x224

North Central Wisconsin Area Health Education Center

2015 Health Careers Summer Camp
June 14 - 18, 2015
The North Central Area Health Education Center (NCAHEC) 2015 Health Careers Summer Camp is a 5-day program that provides an opportunity for high school students grades 10 - 12 to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities, and rewards of health professions.

High School students in grades 10 - 12 from the following counties within the North Central AHEC region are eligible to attend:

Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Marathon, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Taylor, Waupaca, and Wood

Contact Name: Christina Patrin
Contact Email: cpatrin@nahec-wi.org

https://sites.google.com/a/nahec-wi.org/north-central-ahec-2015-health-careers-camp/

Northeast Wisconsin Area Health Education Center

Health Career Summer Camp 2015 - Fox Valley
Sunday, June 21-Thursday, June 25, 2015
Health Careers Camps are 5 day programs held around the state of Wisconsin. These camps allow the students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions. The hands-on activities are facilitated by health profession students, instructors and health care professionals. Diversity awareness and leadership skill training are also a part of the camp experience. This unique camp is a collaboration of Wisconsin AHEC regional offices, local colleges, technical schools colleges, and area healthcare practitioners. These summer camps are open to any student in high school. Meals, lodging expenses and other program costs are provided by AHEC funding and sponsoring organizations. Counselors will be on site at all times. A non-refundable confirmation fee is required upon acceptance to a camp. Financial Assistance is available upon request.There are scholarships available. APPLY ONLINE BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2014.

Counties eligible: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond Du Lac, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago

Location: Fox Valley; overnight lodging at the UW-Oshkosh campus

Contact Name: Jill Niemczyk
Contact Email: jilln@newahec.org
Contact Title: Camp Director
Contact Phone: (920) 652-0238

http://www.newahec.org/HealthCareersSummerCamp.html

Health Career Summer Camp 2013 - Lakeshore Camp
Sunday, July 12-Thursday, July 16, 2015
Health Careers Camps are 5 day programs held around the state of Wisconsin. These camps allow the students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions. The hands-on activities are facilitated by health profession students, instructors and health care professionals. Diversity awareness and leadership skill training are also a part of the camp experience. This unique camp is a collaboration of Wisconsin AHEC regional offices, local colleges, technical schools colleges, and area healthcare practitioners. These summer camps are open to any student in high school. Meals, lodging expenses and other program costs are provided by AHEC funding and sponsoring organizations. Counselors will be on site at all times. A non-refundable confirmation fee is required upon acceptance to a camp. Financial Assistance is available upon request.There are scholarships available. APPLY ONLINE BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2014.

Counties eligible: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond Du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Washington, Winnebago

Location: Overnight lodging at the Lakeland College Campus

Contact Name: Jill Niemczyk
Contact Email: jilln@newahec.org
Contact Title: Camp Director
Contact Phone: (920) 652-0238

http://www.newahec.org/HealthCareersSummerCamp.html

Northern Highland Area Health Education Center

There is no health career programming for this agency at this time. Please check back later.

Northwest Area Health Education Center

There is no health career programming for this agency at this time. Please check back later.

Scenic Rivers Area Health Education Center

Health Career Summer Camps 2013
June and July 2013
Health Careers Camps are 5 day programs held around the state of Wisconsin. These camps allow the students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions. The hands-on activities are facilitated by health profession students, instructors and health care professionals. Diversity awareness and leadership skill training are also a part of the camp experience. This unique camp is a collaboration of Wisconsin AHEC regional offices, local colleges, technical schools colleges, and area healthcare practitioners. These summer camps are open to any student in high school. Meals, lodging expenses and other program costs are provided by AHEC funding and sponsoring organizations. Counselors will be on site at all times. A non-refundable confirmation fee is required upon acceptance to a camp. Financial Assistance is available upon request.There are scholarships available.

In Fennimore, the students will have the opportunity to be in a very hands-on environment at the new Health Profession Building at SWTC and in their multiple simulation labs. Job shadowing experiences will be provided at Platteville Hospital, Lancaster Regional Hospital and Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.

APPLY ONLINE BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2013.

Counties eligible: Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau and Vernon.

Location: several locations are offered each summer

Contact Name: Martha McCabe
Contact Email: mmccabe@scenicriversahec.org
Contact Title: Camp Director
Contact Phone: 608-487-4878

http://www.scenicriversahec.org

South Central Area Health Education Center

Health Career Summer Camp 2013 - Madison
June 2013 - dates TBD
Health Careers Camps are 5 day programs held around the state of Wisconsin. These camps allow the students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions. The hands-on activities are facilitated by health profession students, instructors and health care professionals. Diversity awareness and leadership skill training are also a part of the camp experience. This unique camp is a collaboration of Wisconsin AHEC regional offices, local colleges, technical schools colleges, and area healthcare practitioners. These summer camps are open to any student in high school. Meals, lodging expenses and other program costs are provided by AHEC funding and sponsoring organizations. Counselors will be on site at all times. A non-refundable confirmation fee is required upon acceptance to a camp. Financial Assistance is available upon request.There are scholarships available. APPLY ONLINE - BEGINNING MARCH 1, 2013.

Counties eligible: Adams, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Marquette, Rock, Sauk and Waushara.

Location: Madison
Contact Phone: 608 663-1682

http://www.ahec.wisc.edu/health-careers-summer-camps

Wisconsin statewide programs

Health Occupations Students of America
HOSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Occupations Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education.

HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HOE-HOSA Partnership.

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult, and collegiate students enrolled in health occupations education programs. HOSA is 100% health care! Membership in HOSA is restricted to health occupations students.

Contact Name: Janice Atkinson
Contact Email: janice.atkinson@dpi.wi.gov
Contact Title: Health Sciences Consultant and HOSA Advisor
Contact Phone: (608)266-2347

http://www.hosa.org

Youth Apprenticeship Program
Youth apprenticeship is a two-year elective program that combines academic and technical classroom instruction with mentored on-the-job learning for high school students. Hands-on learning at the job site is combined with classroom instruction to help students make the connection between school and the world of work. Students may apply for the program through a local participating high school if they are on target to graduate or have achieved junior standing in a public or private secondary school.

Health Services related instruction focuses on:
* Health Facility Operations/Fundamental Client Care
* Direct Hands-On Client Care
* Therapeutic Services
* Diagnostic Services

For more information about the Health Services Youth Apprenticeship, contact your local School-to-Work coordinator, high school principal for information, the Wisconsin Health and Hospital Association at 608-274-1820, or the Division of Connecting Education & Work, PO Box 7946, Madison, WI 53707-7946 (608-261-6538).

http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/youthapprenticeship/health.htm

University of Wisconsin Colleges
Beginning in the Health Care field can be difficult, but students can earn general education credits needed for their program of study at the Univeristy of Wisconsin (UW) Colleges.

The two-year UW Colleges (located throughout the state of Wisconsin) offer courses on-line and students can also apply on-line for courses. This site contains resources for Future Students, Current Students, Faculty/Staff, Parents, Connections Students, Returning Adult Students, and High School Counselors.

http://www.uwc.edu/

Explore Health Careers
A free online health careers resource for students and advisor from the Association of Academic Health Centers.

http://explorehealthcareers.org/

Occupational Information Network
Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to make occupational information interactive and accessible for all

http://online.onetcenter.org/

iSEEK
Minnesota's gateway to career, education, business and employment information. The site contains interesting movie clips for most careers.

http://www.iseek.org/sv/index.jsp

Lifeworks
Explore health and medical science careers from the National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Education. The site contains success stories about people in health and medical science careers.

http://www.science.education.nih.gov/LifeWorks


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