Through funding provided by the Aspirus Riverview Foundation, MCW-Central Wisconsin campus hosted a visit from 50 Wisconsin Rapids high school students.
While on the MCW-Central Wisconsin campus, students were able to participate in a class lecture, medical student exercises and a hands-on brain investigation with body donor organs. The sessions were led by Drs. Roy Long, Jake Prunuske, and Jeff Fritz of MCW-Central Wisconsin. Students were also able to participate in a discussion with the campus’ Assistant Deans about what it’s like to be a Family Practice doctor and how to navigate a path to medical school.
“By providing unique experiences to youth in the community, MCW encourages local students to consider attending medical school and having a future in healthcare,” said Dr. Lisa Dodson. “Significant effort is being dedicated to identify future students from the area with an interest in healthcare professions and keep them on a trajectory for future medical college acceptance. Visits like this one from local high school students are an impactful, hands-on part of that effort.”