Rocio Gastelum: SEAHEC Alumnus

Rocio Gastelum, of Nogales High School Future Health Leaders Club.

2017 SEAHEC Scholar, Rocio Gastelum, returned to SEAHEC this summer for a Border Service Learning tour. She came to participate in a the two-day BLAISER tour in June. As a Future Health Leader, Ms. Gastelum helped to educate her classmates about Dengue and Zika prevention as a member of SEAHEC’s Citizen Science Project.    Continue reading

BLAISER Students Explore Immigration & Border Health Issues

2019 BLAISER

On June 20th and 21st, SEAHEC hosted 21 students from the University of Arizona Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) Program. The students provided community health education and explored the impact of recent immigration policy on the lives of Arizona students. Continue reading

SEAHEC and Partners Pilot Inter-professional Service Learning Experience

Migration Inter-professional Leading to Action and Growth (MILAGRO) Pilot

SEAHEC and the University of Arizona have come together once again to provide a hands-on community learning experience for health professions students. On Saturday August 17th students and faculty met in Tucson to wrap up the seven-week pilot course, Migration Inter-professional Leading to Action and Growth (MILAGRO.) The meeting featured student project presentations and a final reflection on what they had learned.  Continue reading

SEAHEC Acknowledged in Annals of Global Health

2019 Mt. Sinai Tour

The recent publication, entitled “Impact of a Short-Term Domestic Service-Learning Program on Medical Student Education,” is an examination of journals students used to document their learning experiences during the annual spring trip to Nogales. According to the study, the role of short-term, domestic community learning experiences can be an important component of a student’s medical education, since it lowers financial and logistical barriers to acquiring first-hand community service experience that can impact students’ perspectives, cultural competence and career choices. Continue reading