K-12 Pathways

Pipeline to the Health Professions

The Southern Arizona AHEC strives to support and facilitate programs that cultivate interest and inspire students from K-12 in underrepresented minority populations and rural communities to pursue careers in health care. We provide information, education, and exposure to the variety of health professions in interactive and creative ways to prepare our future health leaders!

Med-Start Health Careers Program

In partnership with the University of Arizona Health Sciences- Office of Diversity and Inclusion, this program is a 6-week summer academic enrichment program for any 11th grade Arizona high school student interested in the health professions. Students will participate in college courses, lectures, and interactive activities. 

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Future Health Leaders (FHL)

In collaboration with all five regional AzAHEC centers, FHL camp is a week-long residential summer camp for high school students interested in exploring health careers located at the downtown ASU Campus.

Health Professions Career Clubs

SAAHEC partners with health professions clubs in high schools to provide access to resources and support through different activities such as facilitating guest speakers, connecting students with community partners for externship or volunteer opportunities, coordinating field trips, shadowing experiences and much more!

Educators & School Counselors:

Let’s work together to inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals by promoting healthcare career opportunities. Let us know how we can support your programs to help students explore career options and connect them to resources.