25th Annual Wisconsin Express Program Hosts Over 100 Students Across the State in 2017

Ashland Wisconsin Express participants learn about Coast Guard rescues off the coast of Madeline Island, Wisconsin.

STATEWIDE – Established in 1993, Wisconsin Express is a one-week cultural immersion experience designed to give health professions students the opportunity to study the diverse local and regional healthcare resources and challenges in Wisconsin.

The 2017 Spring Break program, March 19-24, offered placements at three sites (Beloit/Janesville, Minocqua, and Ladysmith) and the summer program, May 21-26, offered placements at 11 rural or urban community sites statewide (Ashland, Beloit/Janesville, Fennimore, Green Bay, La Crosse, Shawano, Milwaukee, Minocqua, Sheboygan, Stevens Point, and Wausau). Overall the program received 122 applications, with 26 students placed in Spring Break and 78 in May.

New this year, two sites provided past Wisconsin Express participants the opportunity to serve as student facilitators: Angela Schraml in Beloit/Janesville and Hailey Bussan in Sheboygan. They assisted the site coordinators with activities and guided experiential learning for the other student participants.

Ashland Wisconsin Express participants learn about Coast Guard rescues off the coast of Madeline Island, Wisconsin.
Ashland Wisconsin Express participants learn about Coast Guard rescues off the coast of Madeline Island, Wisconsin.