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Student Ambassador Program

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Program Outcomes

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. 

Throughout this award winning program*, our goal is to provide you with opportunities to:

  • Network with other undergraduate students

  • Foster connections with community organizations

  • Participate in programming for rural and underserved communities

  • Prepare for graduate or medical school

  • Strengthen employability skills and professionalism

  • Attend trainings and workshops with local professionals and community members

*National AHEC Organization (NAO) 2021 Center Award For Excellence - Health Careers Student Recruitment

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Eligibility Requirements

  • Undergraduate students

    • Must have at least two (2) academic semesters or minimum of one year left in undergrad

  • Major in a health or health-related field

    • This may include other fields who are interested in working in the healthcare industry (e.g. business or education)

    • There is no college/university requirement

  • Must be interested in serving the community

Program Commitment

  • 20 hours completed per semester (Fall & Spring)

    • 10 hours required activities

      • 5 hours with community partners​

      • 5 hours AHEC related programming

    • 10 will be open but guidelines will be provided to ensure successful hour completion

  • Must attend at least two meetings per semester

  • Must be on a committee for the Pre-Professional Healthcare Summit

  • Regular communication with your cohort lead

    • Cohort leads will be assigned at the beginning of the academic year

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K12 Programming Opportunities for the Student Ambassadors

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Programming Led by the Student Ambassadors

The Pre-Professional Healthcare Summit is an annual event put on by our Student Ambassadors that aims to provide education to pre-professional students pursuing healthcare or health-related careers, covering current and emergent health topics.

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Additionally, the Summit strives to better inform students of the realities of pursuing healthcare or health-related careers from local health professionals. Ultimately, our goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks about the topics that will lead to practice transformation and cultural humility in public health, behavioral health, and other healthcare settings.

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Interested in joining the program?

  • Step One: Download and fill out the Student Ambassador application 

  • Step Two: Send your completed application, resume, and cover letter the Community Health Advocate, Azucena (azucena@highsierraahec.org). For your cover letter, you can address it to 'Azucena Alfaro' or 'Student Ambassador Recruitment Committee'. 

  • Step Three: If selected, you will be invited for a personal interview

  • Step Four: Once accepted, you will sign the AHEC Offer of Ambassadorship and begin your journey with us! 

    • Note: Background checks will be conducted for all accepted Student Ambassadors. ​

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Should you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact
Azucena Alfaro at
azucena@highsierraahec.org or by phone at (775) 507-4022.