Wisconsin Express: Fennimore

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.

 

Students with mixed disciplines spend a week in their host communities participating in a variety of activities such as: presentations from community residents, visits to community agencies and resources, interactions with local health care professionals, and interactive learning exercises or group projects. The experience concludes either Thursday evening or Friday with a wrap-up, reflection and evaluation session. Past hosts have included rural, American Indian, Hmong, Somali, Amish, and multicultural urban communities.

 

This year's Wisconsin Express programs took place in Fennimore from May 21 - 26, 2017 with five pre-health students at each site.

 

Students from multiple disciplines spent a week in their host communities participating in a variety of activities such as: presentations from community residents, visits to community agencies and resources, interactions with local health care professionals, and interactive learning exercises or group projects. The experience ends on Friday with a wrap-up, reflection and evaluation session.

 

After participating in the program, students have reported feeling better prepared to make decisions about their future careers and where they might like to practice their professions. In addition, they have enjoyed the chance to work with students from other disciplines and experience being a member of an interprofessional team.

 

Thank you to our partners for the Fennimore program:

  • ADRC-Grant County

  • Grant Co Health Dept

  • Unified Community Services

  • Collaborative Systems of Care-Grant Co

  • WI Secure Program Facility

  • Grant Regional Health Center

  • UW-Extension Vernon County

  • CouleeCap

  • The Confucius Institute at UW-Platteville

  • Boscobel Heritage Depot Museum

  • Driftless Market

  • Southwest Community Action Program

  • WI Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

 

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