Who are MI-LEND Trainees?

MI-LEND trainees come from all parts of Michigan and from different educational, professional, and lived experiences. Those eligible to become MI-LEND trainees must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Student currently enrolled in a Master's program or accepted for the fall semester
  • Doctoral students
  • Post-doctoral students and fellows
  • Residents
  • Community professionals who have completed the basic professional level of training in their discipline
  • Family members
  • Self-advocates

Long-term Trainees

MI-LEND long-term trainees must first apply and be accepted into the MI-LEND program must complete 300 hours of curriculum and master all program competencies. In addition to a stipend, long-term trainees that successfully complete all program requirements to receive a MI-LEND certificate of completion.

The MI-LEND long-term training program provides 300+ hours of customized, interdisciplinary training, including:

  • Didactic learning, with both face-to-face (F2F) and online learning requirements
  • Clinical experiences
  • Community/family experiences
  • Flexible training experiences

Medium-term Training Opportunities

MI-LEND intermediate, or medium-term trainees will complete a minimum of forty (40) hours of MI-LEND related training. Successful completion includes:

  1. Completion of MI-LEND Trainee Demographic Form
  2. Didactic Learning Activities (24 hours)
  3. Simulated Clinical Cases and Questions (12 hours)
  4. Family-Centered Experiences (4 hours)

If you are interested in exploring the activities and requirements for Medium-term training, please contact Michael Bray, MI-LEND Training Director, to discuss the requirements and theprocess of connecting with a MI-LEND Faculty Mentor.

Short-term Training Opportunities

Webinars, workshops, and experiential learning opportunities are available to other interested graduate-level trainees and professionals. Those completing less than 40 hours of training may qualify to be recognized as short-term trainees.

Please email Michael Bray, MI-LEND Training Director, for more information on medium and short-term training opportunities.

MI-LEND Trainee Disciplines

MI-LEND trainees come from many professional disciplines and backgrounds. The primary Maternal and Child Health (MCH) disciplines are listed below. Trainees from other disciplines (e.g. law, political science, pharmacy, etc.) not listed below are encouraged to apply.

  • Audiology
  • Family Members
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Health Administration
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Self-Advocates
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Speech-Language Pathology