Graduate Medical Education Consortium / SW Area Health Education Center

Project Lead:
Wendy Welch, Ph.D
Executive Director, Graduate Medical Education Consortium
Phone: (276) 328-0249

Wendy Welch earned her Master’s in Education at East Tennessee State University and has a Doctor of Philosophy in Ethnography. She will complete her Master’s in Public Health from Virginia Tech this year. The author of The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap, a book about the value of community, she is editing a forthcoming volume of essays on Appalachian public health and clinical culture from McFarland Press. Dr. Welch is the Executive Director of the Graduate Medical Education Consortium and Area Health Education Center of Southwest Virginia.

Project Summary

The Graduate Medical Education Consortium and Southwest Area Health Education Center (GMEC-AHEC) is awarded $25,152 to run a 15-week high school Health Career Exploration Club in LENOWISCO and Cumberland Plateau. Each Club will introduce students to a wide variety of health professionals and educate students via hands-on activities and site visits to medical school labs, hospitals and other practice sites as available.

The University of Virginia College at Wise
Graduate Medical Education Consortium (GMEC)
Room 151 Smiddy Hall
1 College Avenue
Wise, Virginia 24293
Phone: (276) 328-0249

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