Internships and Student Placement
Family Health Care, Ferris State Pharmacy, Ferris State Dental Hygiene, UMich Dentistry
Dental School Students; Dental Hygienists; Pharmacists; Dentists, General
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issues Addressed
Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession
Family Health Care, a community health center, partners with Ferris State Pharmacy, Ferris State Dental Hygiene and University of Michigan Dentistry to provide unpaid clinical and nonclinical rotations and assignments. With these partnerships, Family Health Care hopes to teach students about community health services, help them appreciate the diverse cultures of patients that are served, and recruit these students to become long-term employees after they graduate. Family Health Care has six locations in Northwest Michigan (Lake, Newaygo, Mecosta, Missaukee and Wexford counties).