Health Care Career Connections for HS Students

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January 20 - 24, 2020

2020 Health Career Connections is FREE. HEALTH Career Connections introduces high school students to a variety of health care professions.  This one-week residential program includes:

      • Exposure to health care careers (certificate to doctorate)
      • Site visits (i.e. hospital, emergency medical services, cancer center, physical/occupational therapy, behavioral health, dental, University of Alaska Southeast and more)
      • CPR Training
      • Presentations by health care professionals
      • Classroom work to explore how to pursue a health care career

Health Career Connection participants can earn one University of Alaska Southeast credit!

The program will cover all instruction, accommodations, housing, transportation in Juneau, all meals, site visits, presentations by health care professionals. School districts will receive a travel stipend to cover some or all of the costs for traveling to and from Juneau. AK Airlines Discount Code Available.

Health Career Connections is open to high school students (9th-12th grade). District teams are comprised of up to five students and a chaperone. Chaperones must be school employees, teachers or counselors preferred. All teams must arrive in Juneau on January 19 and depart after 1 pm on January 24, 2020.

For more information, email or call 907-586-6806

Letter of Intent Deadline: November 15, 2019

School district teams will be accepted on a rolling basis. School districts are encouraged to apply as early as possible. 


"It was awesome! It definitely helped me realize how many jobs are available in the medical field. The tours were amazing." - Health Career Connections Participant

"The program gave me a great outlook on the medical field and showed me things I never even thought of before." - Health Career Connections Participant

"This opportunity could pave the career path for the participating students. I wish I had this opportunity as a high school student. It may have changed my career." - Health Career Connections Chaperone

 2020 Community Partners

2018 Health Career Connections in the News

2019 Behavioral Health Career Connections in the News

 Health Career Connections Photos

This program is hosted by the Southeast Alaska Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in association with SERRC - Alaska's Educational Resource Center.