Health Professions Student Training Opportunities

Contact: Erin Sol, Student Training Opportunities Coordinator esol@seahec.org (520) 287-4722

There are many myths and beliefs about the difficulties of living and working in rural/underserved areas that act as deterrents for health care providers.  As a result, the communities most in need have the hardest time recruiting and retaining qualified providers.

SEAHEC helps to break down these barriers by assisting health professions students to get community experience through completing rotations and internships at clinics in medically-underserved communities.

SEAHEC staff coordinate with academic institutions to provide community training opportunities. We also provide students with in-depth orientation to the local community. We help to shape rewarding learning opportunities and, in some situations, can also provide stipends to help with housing and travel expenses.

These training opportunities are made possible with the guidance of dedicated and experienced SEAHEC preceptors and other health care providers who act as student mentors.

Health Professions Student Placement

Student Housing Support

Border Health Service Learning Opportunities

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities


Katherine Kanter SEAHEC Intern 2019

I was honored to be invited to intern with SEAHEC because of my interest in boarder health and immigration policy. I helped out with communications through creating letters, a brochure, photographs and this article. The time that Gail offered me, as a mentor, has inspired me to examine how my career path could help solve the challenges facing our communities. I am so thankful to have had hands-on experiences with leaders addressing these issues and staff dedicated to the mission of SEAHEC. 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 Migrant Health 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