Ambos Nogales – From August 9th -13th, SEAHEC hosted the Border Health Service Learning Institute in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora in partnership with the University Of Arizona College Of Public Health. The week-long course, which rotates annually between Douglas Arizona/Agua Prieta, Sonora, Nogales, Arizona/Nogales, Sonora, and San Luis, Arizona/San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, is designed to engage students in community-based collaboration that spans the U.S.–Mexico border. Students provide service to the host community while learning about factors influencing public health in a binational environment.
This year, eight students participated in cross-border activities, which included shadowing Mariposa CHC community health workers, and touring Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, Arizona. SEAHEC organized panels that gave students a chance to learn firsthand from community members what it is like growing up on both sides of the border, how border communities collaborate to address health local health needs that require international cooperation, and how health care services are impacted by the local economy.
SEAHEC led a three day service learning experience from June 13-15 in Nogales AZ/Sonora. Eight FRONTERA Border Health Scholars participated in hands-on learning about the top health issues impacting Arizona border communities and the health service systems serving each side of the border. This interdisciplinary team of Masters of Public Health students, Pre-Med students, and a Physician’s Assistant student participated in educational visits and service projects with a wide variety of health organizations from both sides of the border including:
Mount Sinai medical students made their fourth annual visit to Nogales in March, to learn about rural health care, and to provide community service. The students are part of the Medical Students Making Impacts (MSMI) program at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, NY. The group is led by Dr. Jonathan Ripp and Dr. Rainier Soriano who volunteer their time each spring break to conduct educational trips to Nogales, AZ.
Local physician presented award for tutelage
Nogales International | Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 8:38 am
Dr. Patrick Martinez of Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital has been presented the Outstanding Preceptor of the Year Award by the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC).
According to SEAHEC, the award is meant to recognize clinicians who take the time to work with medical and health professions students who complete their clinical rotations in rural and medically underserved communities in Southern Arizona.