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UWSP and Marshfield Clinic hold camp for future healthcare workers

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WAOW) — A healthcare worker shortage is the reason UW-Stevens Point teamed up with Marshfield Clinic to host a summer camp for students.

The hands-on camp is for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.

17 UWSP students are working on simulations, touring Life Link III, meeting with medical professionals and many other activities over the next three days.

“If you look at the shortages of healthcare occupations in Wisconsin and in central Wisconsin there’s a great demand,” Academic Career Advisor for UWSP School of Healthcare Professions Tiffany Akins said.

Marshfield Clinic employees said it feels great to be a part of helping the next generation find what their future careers may be.

“It’s about bringing up the next set of leaders and i think that’s really really important and that’s what i’m glad that we’re doing and i’m glad to be a part of that,” Simulation Instructor Trainer Robert Haight said.

This is the first year for the camp.

The camp started Wednesday in Marshfield. On Thursday, the students will go to Wausau to tour the Bridge Clinic as well as meet with medical professions to talk about medical school before spending Friday on campus, meeting with medical professors and other advisers in the field.

Neena Pacholke

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