Summer Programs


Visit the Med-Start page for more information.

In addition to Med-Start, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion partners with the following summer programs:

Future Healthcare Leaders Summer Program

AZAHEC offers exciting summer opportunities for students who are members of their high school's Health Career Club!

Each summer, AZAHEC organizes Future Health Leaders Summer Camps and Summer Health Research Camps. These programs give students hands-on experience in participating in college life and community health projects.

These programs help to build self- esteem and confidence regarding going on to college and helps alleviate some of the "fear of the unknown" – a major barrier for rural and culturally underrepresented student populations. The Summer Camps also lead to increased knowledge of health professions which can lead the way for more students to make informed choices concerning their professional future. Click here for more information.

Nuestros Ninos

Since 1998, the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. has conducted its annual "Nuestros Ninos" Healthcare Community Census and Immunization Campaign in the border communities of San Luis, Gadsden, Somerton and Yuma, Arizona.

The RCBH's outreach campaign is a six-week door-to-door community based census designated to identify and collect information from underserved / disadvantaged families by working with a cadre of Community Outreach Workers / Promotoras and High School Students, participating in the summer Youth Training Program at Yuma Private Industry Council (YPIC). Click here for more information.

New Start

New Start is a comprehensive, six-week summer bridge program designed to help incoming freshmen succeed in the transition from high school to college. Through academic classes, college success workshops, tutoring and peer mentoring, program participants are able to experience the expectations and opportunities of being a University student in a fun and comfortable environment.

If you have any questions about New Start, we would be happy to help.

Keep Engaging Youth in Science (KEYS)

Keep Engaging Youth in Science (KEYS) provides highly achieving Arizona high school students from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to participate in a greatly rewarding internship experience that shapes their lives forever.

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