Diversity and Inclusion News
High school students competitively selected from throughout the state, including Arizona’s most remote and underserved communities, are exploring health-care careers and education opportunities, conducting research, and taking college-level courses in the six-week summer program at the Arizona Health Sciences Center.
To address the critical lack of diversity in the health-care workforce in Arizona and the nation, the Arizona Health Sciences Center, with programs in Tucson and Phoenix, is working to recruit, educate and train tomorrow’s health-care leaders.
Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I wanted to be a nurse since I was a teenager. I had a short term goal of becoming a nurse as soon as I could, and a long term goal of becoming a registered nurse (RN).
Why did you choose your specific health professional career? I think I knew as a child that my path was that of helping people understand themselves and others, and to heal their emotional and spiritual wounds.
Why did you choose your specific health professional career? Orthopedics is a fun surgical specialty that involves fixing and getting people back to physical function. It is the only specialty I liked at the end of all my clinical rotations.