Mt. Sinai 10th Anniversary Border Service Learning Tour

Mt. Sinai 10th Anniversary Border Tour

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the the Icahn School of Medicine, “Medical Students Making Impacts” (MSMI) program’s first visit to Southeast Arizona. It’s also the first time they have included public health students in their annual border service learning tour in southeast Arizona, hosted by SEAHEC. The group of five first year medical students and two public health students arrived Sunday March 25th and were welcomed by Erin Sol, from SEAHEC and  Tanya Henry, Pediatric MD of Mariposa Community Health Center, Inc. (MCHC) Henry provided them a tour of MCHC and gave them an overview of services provided there. The students launched their weeklong service-learning trip, which took place from March 26th – 30th with a visit to Pimeria Alta Historical Society Museum, in Nogales Arizona, to learn about Nogales and its history. Pimeria Alta Trustee Sigrid Maitrejean provided the tour. Throughout the week, students organized two free health fairs and visited Nogales Sonora and Tohono O’odham Nation. Teaching Future Health Leaders Mt. Sinai students met with students from two SEAHEC Future Healthcare Leaders Clubs. They met with Nogales Future Health Leaders club members at Nogales High school and a group from Baboquivari High School in Sells. The… Continue reading

2017 Mt. Sinai Tour: Students Find Inspiration

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Once again, students from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai made their annual pilgrimage from New York to Nogales in March. During the 2017 Mt. Sinai Tour, students shared an action packed week of discovery and a taste of health care practice in Arizona’s rural border communities. Hosted by SEAHEC for nearly a decade, students from the organization known as “Medical Students Making Impacts,” return to Nogales each spring to meet with local health professionals and visit health care facilities and the communities they serve. The goal is to learn about the challenges and rewards of practicing in this unique rural setting. For students, many of whom are from urban backgrounds, the experience is an eye opening one. For SEAHEC, it is an opportunity to introduce potential future health care providers to the professional and educational opportunities inherent in serving rural communities. Continue reading

Mt. Sinai Students Explore Healthcare in Nogales

For nearly a decade, students from the Ichan School of Medicine have traveled from New York to explore rural health care with  SEAHEC in Nogales.  The students are from a group known as Medical Students Making Impacts. While in Nogales, the Students work with SEAHEC’s Student Training Opportunities Program Coordinator, Erin Sol, to provide basic health screenings and education for community members while getting to know local health care providers. Service learning is one of SEAHEC’s key offerings for health professions students that can help them make links with rural communities, increasing the chances that they will consider practicing in a rural setting during their careers. Continue reading