Students explore health-care careers in summer internships at UW Health

From cardiovascular technologist to medical coder, 73 local students re exploring health care careers through internships at UW Health this summer.

The paid internships aim to confirm students’ interests in health care careers and to develop a diverse workforce. Tasks may include researching, learning about assessing vital signs, participating in staff meetings, shadowing health care teams, stocking supplies and entering data.

“We get to experience what others, the visitors, don’t get to see,” said Mai Ze Vang, who will be a senior at Madison Memorial High School this fall.

Vang, who hopes to work with infants or the elderly, is interning at UW Hospital in the coordinated care center this summer.

Students interested in becoming interns come through programs run by the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, INROADS, Rotary Scholars, Centro Hispano, the Urban League of Greater Madison, Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin and UW Madison’s Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence, or PEOPLE program. The partnership allow follow-ups and the chance to off more classes or other sessions.

Read more of the Wisconsin State Journal article here.