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William J. and Marian A. Klish Health Careers Center Connects Students to Possibilities

Careers in medicine, biomedical research, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy, health care administration and environmental public health involve a sometimes confusing array of admissions requirements. UW-Eau Claire’s Health Careers Center is designed to help students explore the wide range of health careers and create a personalized, interdisciplinary pathway to graduation and admission into health professional programs.

NEW Medical Experience (MedEx)-College Edition Shadowing Program with Mayo Clinic Health System

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall session of the MedEx-College Edition Shadowing Program with Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The MedEx-College Edition program at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is an opportunity for UWEC students with a demonstrated interest in medicine to job shadow physicians. Students accepted to the program will spend 3 half-day sessions job shadowing in different medical specialties during a typical workday in the clinic.

Three shadowing sessions will be offered per year; 20 students admitted per session.
  • Fall Session October-November
  • Spring session March-April
  • Summer session July-August
Before applying for the MedEx-College Edition program, students must first volunteer at Mayo Clinic Health System. This includes:
  • Completing an online volunteer application at
  • Participating in an interview
  • Attending volunteer orientation
  • Completing 30 hours of volunteer work

Students can apply to the MedEx-College Edition program after completion of the required 30 volunteer hours.

For more information about becoming avolunteer at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, call Volunteer Services at 715-838-3262 or go to

Other requirements for participation in the MedEx-College Edition program:
  • Minimum college GPA of 3.0
  • At least 2nd semester sophomore standing (at least 45 earned college credits)
  • Seriously considering a career as a physician
  • Significant experience in health-related extracurricular activities preferred

Application deadline for Fall session: September 30, 2014

Online application

Questions? Contact the Health Careers Center at 715-836-5966 or


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