“No matter how tough things may get, if I truly try my hardest and want to pursue my dreams, nothing should stop me. I have also learned a lot about etiquette and the importance of spreading awareness and giving back to our community,” Continue reading
“Some of my most influential internship and volunteer activities have been accomplished within the child support and welfare areas. I’ve always been interested in medicine, but I became passionate about children and I suddenly realized that my professional goal was to become a pediatrician.” Continue reading
“I had the great opportunity of volunteering with Flying Samaritans in El Rosario, Baja California. On my three-day trip I met amazing people, experienced an amazing plane ride and volunteered in the Flying Sams clinic.” Continue reading
After spending three days at the US Mexico border, hosted by SEAHEC, a group of 14 college students reflected on their immersion learning experience hosted by the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center. The students were from FRONTERA (Focusing Research on the Border Area,) a 10 week research internship offered to undergraduate, graduate and medical students at the University of Arizona. The Frontera Program is an ongoing services learning offering sponsored by the U of a College of Medicine’s Office of Outreach and Multicultural Affairs (OMA), which is led by Dr. Ana Maria Lopez, professor of Medicine and Pathology.
Through the program, students learn about public health issues along the US/Mexico Border Region by allowing them to have a hands on research experience in the community. During the course, each group makes the trip south from Tucson, to SEAHEC, and the border community known by locals as “Ambos (both)Nogales,” which refers to the fact that there is a Nogales on each sides of the border.