Health Professions Student Training Opportunities

Contact: Erin Sol, Student Training Opportunities Coordinator esol@seahec.org-520 287 4722[/caption]

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


Mount Sinai Med Students Visit SEAHEC

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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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SEAHEC recognizes Santa Cruz Preceptor

Local physician presented award for tutelage

Nogales International | Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 8:38 amSEAHEC recognizes Santa Cruz Physician

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.

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