Mercy In Action Midwifery Academic Intensive School
On-going enrollment: one year of Reading Assignments with 3-month Academic Intensive Session
Next Academic Intensive Session starts:
September 3 - November 19, 2013 Boise, Idaho
This is a program of study whereby you begin learning Anatomy and Physiology of Childbirth on your own, and begin reading and writing book reports, then also attend an intensive 3 month academic session held in Boise, Idaho each fall. It is 18 months worth of midwifery academics compressed into an immersion experience. Elements of guided research, lecture, demonstrations, reading, writing, and student review will all contribute to an in-depth midwifery education in a short time-frame. During this time, students complete academic foundations of midwifery knowledge to be prepared for an eventual clinical apprenticeship, with the goal of qualifying to become a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) through the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) through the PEP process route. This program is recommended for midwifery students who do not have young children, as it involves 8-10 hour days of intensive school work for the three months. But for those who are pre-or post- young children raising, it is an excellent way to immerse in the study of birth, and meet important requirements for gaining academic midwifery knowledge. It is also a real bonding time with fellow students and teachers.
Cost: $3,000 for the semester
Students who live in the on-site school dorm pay an additional $1500 for the semester for lodging and food.
Instructors are Rose Penwell, CPM, LM, BSM and Ian Penwell, CPM, LM, ASM
As soon as you are accepted, you will be sent the book lists to begin the course work. Due to on-going enrollment, course work will span a full year. You can complete the reading anytime within that 12 months; it does not all have to be completed before attending the Intensive Academic Midwifery Session, which is held just once per year in the fall.
INFO: Application, Housing, Fees, Deposits, Refunds
The application is at the bottom of this page. Please read on.
To Register for the 3 month Academic Midwifery School-Email us your application:
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After acceptance, to hold your spot in the school, pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 or $1,000 if you have also apply for housing, by no later than 6 weeks after acceptance. The balance will be due 4 weeks before the first day of school. The best and easiest way to pay is through this website: go to DONATE OR REGISTER.