Mentorship, Teamwork, Experience, Education

We're building a team of diligent, enthusiastic community leaders who promote the mission of High Sierra AHEC and make a difference in our community.  This program is a unique way to gain non-profit and public health experiences while acquiring professional growth and development. Perfect for undergraduate students pursuing careers in healthcare!

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4th Annual Pre-Professional Healthcare Summit

We'll see you in 2021!

For students, by students, this innovative conference asks the questions pre-professional schooling doesn't always answer - from the professionals themselves. Creating insight, encouraging networking, and providing a space to explore what the next step may be. 


K-12 Initiatives led by our Ambassadors!

Camp curriculum can be modified to suit either 3rd-5th grade or 5th-8th grade. It broadly covers all body systems, homeostasis, and different roles and responsibilities in healthcare. Students are exposed to several career paths, from skilled to professional, and engage in hands-on activities and active learning with local professionals. Camper activities include hospital tours, audiology screenings, orthopedic casting, nutrition education, suturing, dissection and group games.

Crime Scene Investigation camp targets 5th-8th grade students and exercises their critical thinking skills, problem solving, teamwork, and scientific analysis and application. Beginning with a fictitious death, students must solve the cause of death and/or catch the criminal responsible using a variety of standard laboratory techniques. These techniques and experiments include basic biligy, chemistry, and medical ethics. At the end of the week, students present their findings in court. Partner organizations have included the Washoe County Office Crime Lab, Reno Justice Court, and local volunteer attorneys.

Innovative outreach targetting Title 1 schools, providing enriched content and comprehensive education focusing on health literacy, health policy, diversity/cultural competency, interprofessional education (IPE), and current and emergent health issues and topics. Students are exposed to different healthcare careers, learn about the functions of the healthcare system, gain a better understanding about how to appropriately research, and identify ways to advocate for themselves and their families.

Similar to Project Prevent, out outreach initiative specifically targets rural students. Our goal is to provide them with hands-on experiential activities to assist them in further exploring careers in healthcare. Through the mentorship of our Student Ambassadors, rural students gain knowledge on the importance of IPE and gain access to local healthcare leaders and professionals. Students are provided with insight on the healthcare needs specific to their communities and learn the potential impact they have to revitalize and improve the health of rural Nevada.

Interested in joining the Student Ambassador Program?


Kayla Freeman,

Lead Ambassador

Corban Cocanour,

Lead Ambassador

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