AHEC CHHS Immersion Days, winter 2018

AHEC CHHS Immersion Days were held on November 6 and December 4, 2018 with students from Van Buren Technology Center. Fifty-four junior and senior high schools students participated along with six instructors.

Dr. Ron Cisler, dean of the college, welcomed the November group before they toured the newly renovated facilities in the recently reopened Ernest Wilbur Building. Dr. Yvonne Jackson presented and guided the students through the PT/OT facility. Andrew Zolp, Jessica Wilson and David Areaux presented WMU physician assistant program, spent time in the dry bone lab and demonstrated “Bernie,” the college's in-house SIM man. The Anatomage Table was demonstrated by peer coach leader, Audrey Vanessen. Cassie Watts was present to answer questions and explain the current and future uses of this amazing human-size 3D imaging device.

At the December event, Susan Houthrow assembled a great group of seven nursing students to interact with the high schools students. They visited simulation labs in small groups. Alyssa Eminhiser from audiology and Steven Ebert from occupational therapy presented highlights from their departments.

If you would like more information on CHHS Immersion Days at WMU, please email Eriz Hughey at rosario.hughey@wmich.edu.