STRIDE is a program of the Michigan Health Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building health professional capacity by offering innovative products and services across six domains of work


The resources you need for your STRIDE experience

STRIDE is building Michigan’s future healthcare workforce by engaging students in job shadowing experiences. We want to invite your students to participate in STRIDE for during the school year. 


STRIDE exists to connect students to clinical experiences. Each experience is an opportunity to develop a student’s vision of their future career in healthcare.

While on site with a health care provider, students observe a career in action. In return, students are asked to complete pre and post surveys encouraging them to think critically about their shadowing experience and how it applies to their pursuit of higher education after high school. 

If you have students interested in other health care job shadowing opportunities--LET's TALK.

STRIDE is a tool for fostered professional conversation, developing networking skills, and an opportunity to invest in the health of a student’s community.

The commitment on your end is minimal, we ask only that you help identify students that have interest in job shadowing a health care professional and confirm that it permissible for this experience to take place during school hours. STRIDE staff will take it from there. 


Please contact us to get started with the  STRIDE program in your county!


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The STRIDE program with Smiles on Wheels has been very valuable for my students. Over time, the job shadowing opportunity has evolved from a level 2 work based learning experience to a level 3 providing them with real life clinical skills through chair-side assisting. Students find out first hand if they love being part of dental occupations or that it may not be for them.

— Karen Bollheimer, RDH, Jackson County Intermediate School District