About Weekend Medical Academy

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About Weekend Medical Academy

The overall goal of the Weekend Medical Academy (WMA) program is to provide a condensed learning and growth opportunity for students about an important and timely healthcare topic and related careers. The WMA program utilizes lectures/interactive discussions, hands-on skills clinics, career panels, and team building/networking to accomplish this goal.

From Dreams to Reality: Become a Professional Nurse [Virtual]

Learn what it takes to become a nurse; the variety of roles in the profession; and practice key nursing skills.

Program Date: September 18-20, 2020 (Registration is closed).

⇐For a look at the 2020 program, check out the WMA-From Dreams to Reality: Become a Professional Nurse Program Summary.

Mental Health Matters in Medicine [Virtual]

Learn why “there is no health without mental health”; change perceptions about common mental health disorders; explore career options; & practice skills.

Program Date: January 23-24, 2021 (Registration available on December 1, 2020, first-come, first-served basis).

⇐For a look at the 2019 program, check out the WMA-Mental Health Matters in Medicine Program Summary.

I thought the content was great! Going into this, I wasn’t sure what I was going to learn, but I was exposed to so much more than I thought I already knew about nursing. 2018 WMA Nursing Student

Coming into this program I did not know what I was doing, but going through this experience really opened up my eyes to the world of nursing and I am so grateful for this experience. 2019 WMA-Nursing Student

I learned a lot about mental health and taking care of those around us that experience different mental health issues than we do. It is important to understand and acknowledge these issues and this program definitely brought me closer to the epidemic that is the lack of care for those in need of mental health care. 2019 MBH Student

I was honestly extremely hesitant and reluctant to come, because I thought I was going to be the only one or among very few. I was relieved that we all got to know each other better and learn so much together without judgements or embarrassment. 2018 MBH Student