2014 Summer Camps

SEAHEC’S Future Healthcare Leaders Clubs participated in two summer camps this June. Members of the Tohono O’odham FHL Clubs at Baboquivari and Tohono O’odham High Schools met on the Tohono O’odham Community College Campus for a week of scientific inquiry, career exploration, and traditional skill building activities. Five students from the Rio Rico and Nogales High School Clubs traveled to Phoenix to join the AHEC Future Healthcare Leaders Summer Camp hosted at Grand Canyon University. SEAHEC Future Healthcare Leaders Summer Camp Participants at Tohono O’odham Nation gathered under the traditional “wato” they built as one of their camp projects. Continue reading

SEAHEC, Tubac Firefigthers Host Med-Start Students

Medstart students with firefighters, Andres Egerrola, Martin Lujan, Freddie Figueroa, Bennie Martinez Tubac, June 25, 2014 Thirty eight Med-Start students met at Tubac Fire Station #3 this week to work with SEAHEC and Tubac Firefighters to learn about emergency services. SEAHEC’s Program Coordinator for Continuing Education, Suzanne David provided training in: How to use a fire extinguisher, extricating a patient from a wrecked auto, amublance operations and air ambulance operations. They also learned about poisonous creatures of the desert. Med-Start is a summer academic enrichment program, offered by the University of Arizona, for any 11th grade Arizona high school student interested in a health career. Students participate in the program during the summer between their junior and senior years. SEAHEC partners with University of Arizona to create a variety of health learning experiences for health professions students. Link: https://diversity.medicine.arizona.edu/med-start Continue reading

2014 SEAHEC Karen Halverson Scholars

With your help, SEAHEC awarded ten Karen Halverson Memorial Scholarships to seniors pursuing a career in healthcare in Arizona. SEAHEC enjoyed an exciting and successful spring this year as our high school and health professions students made inspiring discoveries in their exploration of rural health career opportunities in southeast Arizona. SEAHEC would like to express our thanks to those who supported our Arizona Gives Day campaign with your generous contributions. SEAHEC’s Future Healthcare Leaders (FHL) program creates opportunities for rural youth to explore health careers, achieve their professional potential, increase economic earnings, and ultimately contribute to improving health services in their own communities. SEAHEC has health career clubs in Bisbee, Willcox and Douglas high schools, in Cochise County, Nogales and Rio Rico high schools in Santa Cruz County, Pueblo Magnet High School in Tucson, and Baboquivari High School and Tohono O’odham High School on the Tohono O’odham Nation. This year, 100% of FHL seniors graduated high school, and 94 percent applied for financial aid and were accepted to college. SEAHEC awarded ten scholarships to students in five out of eight clubs. Career Choices included: Registered Nurse 37%, Medicine 27% Psychologist 9%, Undecided 9%, other 18%. Continue reading