A Blugold's future in health care begins on campus and quickly moves into the community. With resume-building internships and immersive learning practices, UW-Eau Claire will transform your college journey into a powerful education and a fulfilling career. Working with a variety of disciplines, the UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System research collaboration benefits students from a multitude of majors and will help you stand out from the crowd.
Being a Blugold means having the chance to grow and challenge yourself every day. Students are provided with countless opportunities and surrounded by a supportive community that allows us to achieve what we've always dreamt of. UW-Eau Claire has inspired me to take my knowledge and apply it to my life beyond the campus.
Purposeful learning, experiential curriculum
The future is now inside UW-Eau Claire classrooms. We recently offered a course in biomedical 3-D printing, a collaboration with faculty in Materials Science and Biomedical Engineering and physicians in the Radiology Department at Mayo Clinic Health System. Students were introduced to medical imaging technologies and their use in generating 3-D printed models. These models are unique to an individual patient’s anatomy and can be used by surgeons and clinicians in planning for surgical procedures and in patient education.
This is the type of research usually reserved for graduate students at other universities, but at UWEC, you could be doing this during your first year as an undergraduate.
Resources and staff dedicated to your success
In addition to a supportive advising model, we strive for small class sizes so students can receive support in and out of the classroom. Our professors are now connected to Mayo Clinic Health System health care providers across many disciplines. Improving patient care, whether that's through a presentation on preventing patient suicide or sharing stories of traumatic brain injuries to advance treatment, is a goal that benefits everyone.
Health Careers Center
Students pursuing pre-health professional degrees receive additional support along the way. The Health Careers Center offers resources that ensure their college experience prepares them for medical school or other graduate programs. Some of the services include:
- One-on-one advising sessions
- Personal statement reviews
- Peer advising
- Mock interviews