Health Care Career Connections for HS Students

April 29 - May 3, 2019
HEALTH Career Connections is FREE and includes travel to Juneau, accommodations, instruction, food and transportation in Juneau.

This program is open to high school students (9th-12th grade). District teams are comprised of up to five students and a chaperone. All teams must arrive in Juneau on April 28 and depart after 1 pm on May 3.

To apply, please fill out a Letter of Intent by March 5.

District teams will be contacted about acceptance into this program no later than March 25. Accepted participants are responsible for filling out all forms by the end of March. Forms will be sent after formal acceptance.

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!

"It was awesome! It definitely helped me realize how many jobs are available in the medical field. The tours were amazing." - 2018 Participant

"The program gave me a great outlook on the medical field and showed me things I never even thought of before." - 2018 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." - 2018 Chaperone

To apply, please fill out a Letter of Intent by March 5.

2018 Health Career Connections in the News

2019 Behavioral Health Career Connections in the News

Spring 2018 Health Career Connections Photos:

2018 Career Connections in the News

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



Juneau transportation donated by: