Health Careers Camps are 5 day programs held around the state of Wisconsin for high school students. 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.
In partnership with communities across the state, AHEC has coordinated the award-winning Wisconsin Express program since the mid 1990s. This program gives health professions students a unique opportunity to become immersed in Wisconsin’s diverse communities and cultures, while they explore health care delivery and public health in medically underserved areas, learning with and from students in other disciplines.
The week-long program is held annually in mid-May at about a dozen regional sites, with selected additional offerings during Spring Break.
AHEC summer intern programs provide hands-on learning opportunities for students and assistance to local health departments.
Programs in each AHEC region across the state are somewhat different, but each has at its core 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.
The PCC community Engagement project serves as a vital thread in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s (UW SMPH) transformation. All 3rd-year UW SMPH medical students participate during their enrollment in the Primary Care Clerkship.
Community partners located throughout the state of Wisconsin with appropriate projects are identified by AHEC regional site coordinators. The types of projects can include: health careers mentoring, health education in school or community settings, enhancing access to health care, or ongoing health initiatives. Each medical student is placed in one of the approved community settings and provides a service to fill a need identified by the community partner.
This annual event hosted by Wisconsin AHEC invites students from any Wisconsin college/university to compete in a case competition, and prove you’ve got the knowledge and skills that employers are seeking in up-and-coming health professionals!
Teams will have two months to work together on a case study and submit their entry prior to the competition event. Each team will conduct an analysis of interprofessional efforts during the care of a patient/client. At the end of the process, your team will present your findings to a panel of judges representing various disciplines in the community of Wisconsin’s healthcare professionals.
For more information about regional programs and activities visit ahec.wisc.edu.