Our menu of supported programs will allow students to participate in activities and experiences targeted to their training/educational level, career interests, and capabilities.


AZ-HOPE Ambassadors: An innovative multi-year longitudinal academic development program for students at various stages along the continuum of development in the Allied Health Professions/Health Professions pipeline. This competitive multi-year program provides learning support services, mentoring, counseling, academic advising, scholarships, and stipends to individuals selected for participation.



Med-Start Health Careers Program: A 6-week residential summer academic enrichment and health career exploration program for disadvantaged high school juniors (rising seniors). Students experience college life at UA dorms, take college credit courses, and learning about allied and health professions from practitioners. The program is provided free to selected participants who meet eligibility guidelines. 



BRIDGE: A 5-week full-time college transition program for disadvantaged students newly admitted to the University of Arizona directly from high school, transferring from community college, or are Adult Non-Traditional Learners (including Military Veterans). College credits and stipends are provided to participants in this summer program.

Border Health Scholars Summer Research Internship: A 10-week mentored summer research program and Health Professions admission preparation for undergraduate students from disadvantaged backgrounds. A stipend of $3,000 is provided to eligible participants as part of this program.


BLAISER Border Latino and American Indian Summer Exposure to Research (BLAISER) was created to address health disparities in Arizona’s ethnically diverse and fast-growing communities. This cutting-edge 10-week, undergraduate research experience provides an extraordinary laboratory training opportunity, pairing the junior and senior level student-scholars with preeminent UA health sciences researchers. 



FRONTERA Focusing Research on the Border Area (FRONTERA) Summer Internship provides undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to prepare for graduate school, hands-on research experience, and an increased understanding of public health disparities in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. Participants are matched with faculty mentors engaged in biomedical and public health research that has an impact on border communities.