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.
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.
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."
On Thursday Aug 1, 2019 the Arizona Rural Health Association recognized SEAHEC’s Healthy Farms Program for our work with the Winchester Heights community. SEAHEC Executive Director Gail Emrick accepted the award at the Arizona Rural Health Conference in Flagstaff. The Inspiring Rural Health Program award “recognizes a program within a community, at the local LEARN MORE