Health Careers Academy

FORWARD NM, a program of Hidalgo Medical Services-Center for Health Innovation, has partnered with UNM to host the second annual rural HCA (Health Careers Academy) site in Silver City.  This 6-week summer program is in its final weeks.  The participants are incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from Grant, Hidalgo, Catron, and Luna counties. The opportunity to enhance math, science and language arts skills, learn about health careers from over 25 heath care professionals, cultural diversity, and receive preparatory ACT instruction has been well received.  Students have completed three ACT practice tests thus far with increasingly high scores.  This is the first year the HCA has been offered for University credit (dual credit) and as a residential program in the dorms of WNMU.  Participants have the opportunity to earn up to five (5) college credits in Science, Lab, and Outdoor Experience.

The HCA students invite you to join them as they host a Community Presentation on their research projects at WNMU on Tuesday, July 22nd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Natural Sciences Department in Harlan Hall Room 219.  Presentation topics include Trends in Lung Cancer in NM, Health Effects of Genetically Modified Organisms, Stress in Adolescents and Young Adults, Introduction to Major Depression in Adolescents, and Suicide Prevention.

Tuesday July 22, 2014 6pm-8pm WNMU Harlan Hall Rm. 219 

For questions or directions, call FORWARD NM Director, Danielle Moffett, at 575-534-0101. Ext. 2107.