Patient Care Experiences (Resource Hub)


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Achieving Collaborative Treatment

Achieving Collaborative Treatment (ACT) provides behavioral therapy for children and young adults on the autism spectrum. We partner with families and schools to help kids grow! We are seeking motivated individuals to join our team as part-time Behavior Technicians to provide in-home ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapy for individuals with Autism. We offer competitive wages, very flexible schedules and paid training. We also partner with the UW Work Study program and offer internships to satisfy class credit requirements.

If you are interested in learning more about working as a part-time Behavior Technician, please contact Pam Moore at or 608.497.3230. I would be happy to discuss our open positions, how flexible and rewarding this job is, and what a great company ACT is to work for!

You can also follow us on Facebook.

CI Pediatric Therapy Centers

CI (Communication Innovations) is a comprehensive pediatric therapy center, with clinic locations throughout the state of Wisconsin. Our state-of-the-art facilities, dedicated team members and supportive environment allow our patients to reach their maximum potential. We offer skilled therapies including occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy services as well as recreational therapy in addition to many recreational groups to support the needs and interests of the children and families we serve.

Due to the continued increase in COVID -19 cases in Dane County, we are limiting the number of people in our clinic spaces; because of this, we have made the hard decision to put our volunteer opportunities on hold. With the situation continually changing, we hope to re-open our volunteer opportunities at a future time. Please continue to check our website for updates!

When volunteer opportunities resume: If you are an individual interested in job shadowing opportunities, you are invited to apply for a semester-long volunteer commitment through our Volunteer application. Many of our clients benefit from consistency and familiar faces, and we have found this to be the most mutually beneficial arrangement. For this reason, CI is unable to accommodate single day or short-term job shadowing requests. Our semester-long volunteer commitments can be just a couple of hours per week!

If you are looking for a required program placement (OT/PT/SLP), please email Laura Nagel, Director of Operations, at

If you are an undergraduate looking for internship and volunteer opportunities, please email Alex Lovedale or Rachel Smith, our Care Coordinators, at or

Marshfield Clinic Health System Americorps

Marshfield Clinic Health System AmeriCorps enrolls individuals to serve across the state of Wisconsin in the modified role of a community health worker. Members serve as AmeriCorps members providing capacity to engage and tackle local public health related issues which could include; mental health, substance misuse, physical activity, healthy active living, academic achievement and so many more. Members receive living allowances, educational awards, health, dental and eye insurance, childcare and more. These terms of service last up to one year, full-time and can be counted as internships.

Service in Marshfield Clinic Health System AmeriCorps is about serving your country and community. Individuals who serve in AmeriCorps take great pride in their service and gain valuable professional experience. MCHS will be accepting applications for new members beginning late March 2021. As always, interested individuals can reach out to for more information at any time!

Neway Directions

Neway Directions has offered CNA Training for 13 years in Madison. Our instructors have 100+ years of experience in healthcare. This class is the first step in direct healthcare and where correctly learned skills become habits for the health of the residents/patients and caregivers.

Check out what students are saying:

“What an amazing experience! This course is intense and informative. The instructor always ensured we had clear instruction and understanding. She went beyond the text and exposed us to what being a CNA would actually be like in multiple settings. She engaged us in critical thinking games, pop quizzes, and even Pizza parties where we were able to get to know each other on a more personal level. The atmosphere here at Neway Directions was light hearted. They can see your potential when at times you can’t see your own. I am grateful for the opportunity to have attended classes here. It has paved a path for a better future. Thank you!”

Questions? Please email Jenna Ruehlow, President of Neway Directions, at

Madison Senior Center

The Madison Senior Center (MSC) gives older adults opportunities to engage in healthy living education and activities in a relevant and inclusive community. MSC’s goal is to promote successful aging by engaging adults aged 55 and over in programs and activities that help them avoid disease & disability, maintain high physical and cognitive function, and stay engaged in the community. We rely on grants and donations to fund our programs, activities and events. Opportunities for students include one-on-one interviews with older adults, health screenings, and volunteerism.

Questions? Please email John Weichelt, Volunteer Coordinator,

More Smiles Wisconsin Inc.

More Smiles Wisconsin (MSW) provides charitable dental care to the low-income and Medicaid population of Dane and surrounding counties. Our clinic utilizes a hybrid model of paid and volunteer staff. MSW provides opportunities for students to learn about public health dentistry through administrative and clinical volunteerism. Each semester MSW houses 30-50 UW students in this capacity to provide an enriching volunteer experience in the field of dentistry while serving those most in need of care.

Questions? Please email Stacy Nehmer, Executive Director,


Doctors Save Lives, Scribes Save Doctors. ScribeAmerica Medical Scribes work side by side with providers in the clinical setting and are responsible for documenting the provider/patient interaction into the electronic medical record. The scribe will document the patients history, chief complaint, physical exam, procedures, lab and imaging results, providers diagnosis, treatment plan, follow up and dispo. This is an amazing opportunity for a pre health student or grad to learn medical terminology, charting method, patient care and overall what it is like to work as a healthcare professional all while helping the providers be more efficient and provide better care to patients.

We have hired many wonderful UW- Madison students over the years not only to work in the Madison area but in other areas of Wisconsin and the United States. This is an amazing opportunity to gain a one of a kind experience to help you see what your future may look like as a healthcare provider. It also prepares you for your health professional program.

Check out our career opportunities page to hear from current and former scribes about their experiences with ScribeAmerica.

Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook — and connect with us on LinkedIn.

Questions? Please email Tara Bray, Talent Acquisitions Manager, MidAmerica Region, at

NOTE: Serving as a medical scribe is excellent clinical experience. However, many PA programs do not consider it patient care. Some do, so check with the programs where you want to apply to see how they view this experience.

Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps

Sixteenth Street Community HealthCorps is an AmeriCorps program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin that offers a variety of rewarding opportunities for members to take part in a 10.5 month service year to give back to the community, develop their careers and explore their passions. Our program offers a benefit package including a bi-weekly living allowance, an education award, healthcare, professional development and more! As a community health center, we aim to improve the health and well-being of our patients and community by providing quality, patient-centered, family-based health care, education and social services free from linguistic, cultural and economic barriers.

Our program is designed to reflect the needs of our community while giving our members the tools, environment and support they need to become who they dream to be. We look forward to enjoying the journey with those looking to make a difference!

Questions? Please email Erik Miller, AmeriCorps Coordinator, at

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Dane County

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Greater Dane County has been recognized as a trusted organization offering valuable services to families and people with varying disabilities and delays since 1956. More than our name, we support individuals with autism, epilepsy, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury, delays in speech, mobility and development, etc. Additionally, our combined services support families living in Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Lafayette, Rock and Sauk Counties. We are dedicated to understanding disabilities, creating opportunities and promoting a community where everyone belongs. Through our model programs, we strive to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, youth and adults with a wide range of disabilities and their families.

Questions? Please email Laura Everson at

UW Health

UW Health’s hospitals and providers have earned a reputation for innovation and remarkable patient care that is unmatched in the state and recognized throughout the world. For the ninth year in a row, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW Health at The American Center, as No. 1 in Wisconsin.

UW Health is committed to cultivating an interest in a career in healthcare as well as educating and training healthcare’s future workforce through a variety of programs and educational opportunities. Visit our careers website and Allied Health Career Posters to learn more.

And follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

EMT Training in WI

There are four levels of Emergency Medical Service Providers: Medical First Responder, EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate/Intermediate Technician, and EMT-Paramedic. Learn about Certified EMT Training Centers in Wisconsin here. And find information about EMT training at Madison Area Technical College can be found here.

CPR and AED Training

Every month, the UW Police Department offers Heartsaver® CPR AED, a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult. This course teaches skills with research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training. The cost of the instructor-led, certified course is $55. See course dates and register online here.

CPR and additional BLS courses: Center for Health Education and Simulation

Phlebotomy Training

Consider the Phlebotomy Training Program at Madison College or other technical colleges

Explore career and volunteer opportunities at UnityPoint Health-Meriter, UW Health, SSM Health, The Red Cross, and at for positions that may offer on the job training

Assistant, Tech, and Aide Training

Search local hospital and clinic websites for assistant, tech, or aide positions that offer on the job training

CNA Training in Madison