May 2011 Archives

HealthCareersCenter.jpgThe Health Careers Center at the University of Minnesota is now offering an online workshop for people interested in understanding more about transitioning into the health care field.

Career Changers is designed specifically for adults interested in changing career fields to a health profession. This online workshop covers everything from the decision-making process to detailing the steps to take to obtain the proper training and education.

The workshop is entirely online and completed at the users pace. The cost to access the workshop is $50 and personalized feedback from a Health Careers Center counselor is available for an additional fee.

More information and a tutorial introduction to Career Changers is available on the Health Careers Center Website.

Job Shadowing in Marshall, Minnesota

The Minnesota AHEC Network supports health careers exploration activities for students across Minnesota throughout their educational path. Job shadows at local health care facilities is one option offered for students in high school and college with an interest in a health career.

Watch this Avera Medical Minute: Observing Medicine First-Hand in Marshall to see what a job shadow experience can be like.

Visit our website more information on a wide range of health careers and contact Minnesota AHEC in your area for more information.

NE MN AHEC Executive Director Earns MCHES Certification

NCHEC.jpgBrendan L. Ashby, MBA, MPH, MCHES, FACHE is among the first group to earn the certification as a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES).
The newly created advanced-level certification, MCHES, awarded by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., (NCHEC) signifies that Brendan L. Ashby, MBA, MPH, MCHES, FACHE has met MCHES.jpgthe national standards for individual health education practitioners.

The MCHES credential indicates that an individual has met three components: academic and experience requirements, passing of a certification assessment, and compliance with ongoing continuing education requirements.

The first week of May, Central Minnesota AHEC Regional Specialist Lori Larson attended the National Rural Health Association's Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.


"As one of the new kids on the block (starting in my position the end of September 2010), this was my first NRHA conference," Lori shared. "I found that the conference allowed me to see others with an interest in rural health care in action, and it gave me a tremendous opportunity to network with extremely knowledgeable professionals.

I viewed some of the best practices for workforce development as well as delivery of education and am able to bring this back not only to Central Minnesota's AHEC, but the entire Minnesota AHEC Network. I found tremendous value in attending the conference, and I look forward to it again next year."


Therese Zink, MD, MPH at the National Rural Health Association's Annual Conference.

Larson was also able to connect with Therese Zink, MD, MPH, Associate Director of the Rural Physician Associate Program at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Zink was at the conference as an advocate and educator in rural health and she also was sharing stories from The Country Doctor Revisited, which she edited.

About this Archive

This page is an archive of entries from May 2011 listed from newest to oldest.

April 2011 is the previous archive.

June 2011 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.