Week in Review: Week of June 5, 2017

June 9, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

It’s Friday … time for the latest Headlines Week in Review!

Faculty and staff learned about dependable bus service on campus that could ease parking-induced stress. Readers were also given a close-up look at the patient navigators program; departments found out how they can help young community members learn about careers in health care; and the med school shared details of new courses aimed at teaching clinical skills throughout a student’s career.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest:

Take the stress out of parking: Consider other convenient options

Are you tired of driving around parking structures looking for available spaces? Good news! U-M gives faculty and staff a number of convenient options to make life easier and make parking less stressful. Click through for a closer look at parking alternatives before you renew your permit by July 1.

Guiding light: Patient navigators illuminate path to the ideal patient experience

For patients at the Cancer Center, finding their way around or keeping track of appointments can be a challenge. That’s why the center offers patient navigators, employees who help patients at every stage of the treatment process. Whether it’s writing down important information or pushing a patient’s wheelchair from one location to another, find out more about the vital role navigators play every day.

Michigan Mentors: Program provides work experience, career paths for local youth

The next generation of Michigan Medicine employees often come from right here in Ann Arbor. The HR Youth Mentoring Program is designed to provide at-risk area high school students with professional development skills and valuable work experience. Click here to learn more about the program and how your department can help train young members of the Ann Arbor community!

Clinical curriculum: Students learn clinical skills from Day One

The U-M Medical School curriculum has always contained robust training in clinical skills and development, along with ample opportunities for students to access the clinical environment. Now, three new courses give students the chance to develop these skills over their entire med school career — starting on Day One. Click through for details on the Doctoring, Chief Concern and Interprofessional Clinical Experience courses.