It is of utmost importance that students who are interested in working in rural healthcare settings are given the opportunity to complete their rotations in a rural setting, in order to foster their interest and draw future healthcare professionals to facilities, such as our own, located in rural areas. Research clearly shows a higher affinity of final employment for these students in towns in which they have trained.
As a rural hospital the education of future healthcare professionals is one of our fundamental purposes.
Mid-Valley Hospital & Clinic partner with Wenatchee Valley College’s Nursing Program, serving as a clinical site. We have a vested interest Wenatchee Valley College in Omak’s medical programs and work with them to place new grads, as well as strategically working towards workforce development in Okanogan County.
WSU has selected Mid-Valley Clinic as one of the first clinical sites for their Rural Residency Program. This allows Mid-Valley to provide mentored experiences with licensed physicians for on-the-job training and supervision. These experiences helps medical students understand the development of the fundamentals of clinical practice.
Mid-Valley Hospital has been a clinical site for UW’s Healthcare Alternative Spring Break job shadowing program for many years. This program is about understanding the differences of healthcare in rural vs. urban communities.
MVH & Clinic currently have a clinical affiliation agreement with Heritage University for students training to become Physician Assistants to participate in clinical and surgical rotations in our facilities.
Mid-Valley also has clinical affiliation agreements in place with Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU), School of Osteopathic Medicine for students training to become Doctors of Osteopathy (DO).
Mid-Valley Hospital has partnered with Chef Tobin of the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy program and Worksource Okanogan for training sessions for our kitchen staff!