Border Health Scholars Get Hands-On Experience in Ambos Nogales


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:

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Mount Sinai Med Students Visit SEAHEC

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.

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Cochise College Health Science Fair a Success

On March 30th over 200 high school students attended the Nursing/Health Science fair at Cochise College in Sierra Vista.  Some of the presentations and hands on activities were Simulated Blood Typing, HIV Simulation Lab, SIMS Demonstration, CNA Competition, EMS Vehicle Tour, Sierra Vista Campus Tour. SEAHEC program coordinators, Mireya Velasco and Hannah Hafter give a presentation on health careers at Cochise College in Sierra Vista. Continue reading