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


SEAHEC/ Mexican Consulate (Douglas) team up to expand Ventanilla de Salud Program

SEAHEC/ Mexican Consulate (Douglas) team up to expand Ventanilla de Salud Program

On January 31, 2020, a binational-interprofessional team of four SEAHEC interns worked with the Mexican Consulate (Douglas) to bring the Mexican Ventanilla de Salud Program to Pearce-Sunsites. The expansion of crucial public health services into rural southeast Arizona will serve Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties. Continue reading

SEAHEC/ UA MILAGRO Inter-professional Education Program Covered on News 4 Tucson

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

Last summer, (2019) SEAHEC and the University of Arizona’s (UA) Health Sciences Center, piloted the first ever inter-professional course to focus on migration. The course was very successful, and was expanded to include twice as many students and participation of the Arizona State University College of Social Work. Recently, the innovative program was covered by News 4 in Tucson. Continue reading

Introducing SEAHEC’s New Border/Binational Program Coordinator

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Brenda Olivia Sanchez has come on board as our new Border/Binational Program Coordinator. In 2018 Brenda graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS in Public Health and a BA in Spanish Translation and Interpretation. During her senior year, Brenda came to SEAHEC as an intern from September 2018 to May 2019. In June, 2019, she came on as a new program coordinator. Brenda oversees SEAHEC programs related to health issues and services along the borderlands. Continue reading