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Organization Fair Introduces New Opportunities for Students

September 22, 2023

Midwestern University held its annual organization fair in order to encourage student participation, volunteer work, and collaboration across a variety of healthcare professions. Over 40 student campus organizations, campus departments, community service agencies, and local vendors were present to offer opportunities to students.

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Midwestern University Welcomes New Students, Focuses on Community Service

September 22, 2023

The Midwestern University community embarks on the 2023-2024 academic year by welcoming 1,985 new students on both campuses who are starting their journey of becoming healthcare professionals. The Downers Grove Campus has 803 new students, and the Glendale Campus has 1,182 new students. The new students hail from all 50 states and include 61 international students. Students from all programs attended orientations and participated in a variety of activities, including white coat fittings, financial aid workshops, and interacting with peers further along in the healthcare programs. They were also welcomed by the deans of the individual colleges. Some of the healthcare programs added community service as part of their orientation.

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Research Projects Give Midwestern University Students Experience, Knowledge

September 19, 2023

Research projects at Midwestern University offer a number of growth and development opportunities for students going into healthcare fields. This experience also assists students in becoming well-rounded healthcare providers and fully prepared for a variety of challenges in their careers.

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  • Midwestern University Eye Institute Offers Pediatric Eye Care Webinar for the Community

    September 08, 2023

    About one in five preschool children experience vision issues, and 25 percent of school-age require corrective lenses, according to the American Optometric Association. Midwestern University’s Eye Institute conducted the webinar “Seeing Success: Ensuring Healthy Vision for Infants and Toddlers in the Classroom” to inform the community about pediatric eye care for children and offer preventative care, advice, and answer questions.

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  • Midwestern University Researcher Contributes to Global Guidelines for Extended IV Antibiotic Use

    September 07, 2023

    The first international consensus recommendations on extended use of strong, infection-fighting antibiotics (beta-lactams) have been reviewed and endorsed by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists. Marc Scheetz, Pharm.D., M.Sc., Associate Dean of Research and Professor at Midwestern University was the senior author of a 17-person, multidisciplinary author panel to develop the guidelines which were published in the August 2023 issue of Pharmacotherapy, an official journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • MWU Kids Day Offers Children a Glimpse into the Midwestern University Experience

    September 05, 2023

    Midwestern University welcomed 107 children to its 21st annual MWU Kids Day, held at the Downers Grove Campus. The event encourages Midwestern University employees to bring the children in their lives to campus. As part of the event, the children experienced a few informative sessions, learned more about Midwestern University, and had the afternoon to spend time with their parent, relative, or guardian at their workplace to glimpse their professional lives. The children also had the opportunity to meet the colleagues of the adults in their lives and tour the campus.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • First-Generation Stories Shared by Midwestern University Community

    September 01, 2023

    Midwestern University students, faculty, and staff gathered to hear a panel share their common story. The panel included faculty from the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois (CDMI), the Chicago College of Optometry (CCO), the College of Health Sciences (CHS), the College of Graduate Studies, and members of the Student Services staff who are the first in their family to graduate from college. Through this shared experience, students in similar situations and event attendees gained insight into how others worked through similar situations and challenges in their pursuit of higher education.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • Inaugural Health Careers Institute Offers Teens a Look into Healthcare Professions

    August 29, 2023

    Midwestern University held the inaugural Health Careers Institute on the Downers Grove Campus. As part of the four-day experience, 25 high school students from the surrounding suburbs discovered more about various professions in the healthcare field and the ways an education at Midwestern University will help students achieve their career goals.

    Downers Grove, IL
  • Midwestern University Dental Students Awarded Prestigious Scholarship

    August 25, 2023

    The Illinois State Dental Society Foundation (ISDS) awarded scholarships to two Midwestern University students. The scholarship committee selected a total of six students from several Illinois dental schools from 45 applicants. Representing a third of the scholarship winners are Midwestern University’s College of Dental Medicine – Illinois (CDMI) students Julia Brainard (CDMI ’24) and Aldona Puchalski (CDMI ’24).

    Downers Grove, IL

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