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Professionals: Welcome
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Continuing Your Medical Education

Workforce Diversity

Increasing the cultural diversity of the health care workforce is essential for the adequate provision of culturally competent care to our nation’s growing minority communities.


A diverse health care workforce will help to expand health care access for the underserved, foster research in neglected areas of societal need, and enrich the pool of future health care practitioners to meet the needs of a diverse populace.

Workforce Development & Distribution

All 17 counties in Nevada have some type of healthcare shortage designation, due to very high ratios of population to provider.  High Sierra AHEC serves as the bridge between academic health programs and these underserved communities.  


We implement effective programs to recruit young people to the health careers pipeline, and are an invaluable partner in maximizing the number of youth in our community that are informed about, choose to prepare for, and are successful in entering health professions training programs.

Practice Transformation & Continuing Education

At High Sierra AHEC, the future is now, which is why we are dedicated to providing updated best practices, training, and continuing education. 

View some of our featured opportunities for CE / CME credit and professional resources below: 

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In collaboration with the Office of Statewide Initiatives and the Nevada Health Workforce Research Center, we have created a biennial publication titled Health Care Careers in Nevada highlighting over 70 health care careers, average salaries, job expectations, and educational opportunities throughout the state.

Contact us to request your hard copies today!


Student ambassador Highlight

“Over the last four years I have learned about a vast variety of topics ranging from nonprofit operations to suturing techniques. Through my participation in programs like ROC shadowing, Project Prevent, and The Pre-Professional Healthcare Summit my passion for community health sciences and medicine have grown. I have fallen in love with rural medicine and hope to spend time working in rural Nevada once I complete my degree in medicine. I was taught about community based medicine and the importance of education. These principles became my core medical beliefs. It is my strong belief that my activities within the student ambassador program have kept me on the right path and provided the necessary motivation to complete my undergraduate degree. When assignments were harder or my instructors were demanding, I would think about my time spent shadowing or think about the need we see in our rural communities. This would give me the motivation to continue. This summer I will be applying to the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine for the first time and attending the Masters Of Business Administration program while I wait for an admission decision. Once I’m admitted to medical school I hope to continue work with High Sierra AHEC as a scholar. This program has shaped who I am as an up and coming medical professional and I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in healthcare.”
-Corban Cocanour 


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