Dream Makers health career school clubs


La Plata Middle School students check out the air ambulance during a visit to Gila Regional Medical Center as part of the Dream Makers Health Careers Club.

La Plata Middle School students check out the air ambulance during a visit to Gila Regional Medical Center as part of the Dream Makers Health Careers Club.

Dream Makers health career clubs stimulate middle school students to pursue health related careers. The club highlights numerous healthcare professions and the college requirements, as well as the important role of health disparities and diversity in healthcare.

During the sessions, the participants have the opportunity to listen to and interact with professionals of a variety of health disciplines who share their experiences and knowledge with them.

A field trip to the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and a final graduation ceremony are part of the experience for the participants, along with other fun and illustrative sessions where the students have hands-on participation in their learning experience.

The Dream Makers program is a partnership between the UNM Office for Diversity and FORWARD NM.

For more information about Dream Makers, contact Miriam Kellerman, Program Specialist, at (575) 534-0101 extension 2107 or mkellerman@swchi.org or Bala Salgado at (575)534-0101 extension 2114 or bsalgado@swchi.org.

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