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 Acknowledged in Annals of Global Health

2019 Mt. Sinai Tour

The recent publication, entitled “Impact of a Short-Term Domestic Service-Learning Program on Medical Student Education,” is an examination of journals students used to document their learning experiences during the annual spring trip to Nogales. According to the study, the role of short-term, domestic community learning experiences can be an important component of a student’s medical education, since it lowers financial and logistical barriers to acquiring first-hand community service experience that can impact students’ perspectives, cultural competence and career choices. Continue reading

The Twitch of Nogales: How a Phobia Taught Me Empathy

2019 Mt. Sinai Watman

By Deborah Watman, MPH Student in the Biostatistics Track, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Reposted from The Scoop: Spring 2019-Issue 12

“That is what has erected the walls, the long lines at border control – fear is what perpetuates this cycle of nightmares. If you are afraid, you create walls that functionally displace your own fear and transport it to those who are desperate to leave their own countries, and are now terrified.”

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