Thank you for a great 2023 SWCAHEC Health Careers Institute.

The 2023 SWCAHEC Health Careers Institute was a huge success!

Thirty one students from the Four Corners region participated in the event at Fort Lewis College in June. As always, we were all inspired by the energy, creativity and commitment of our regional young people. We know that the future of healthcare is in good hands in Southwestern Colorado! Please take a few minutes to read our Health Careers Institute Final Report.

10th, 11th, and 12th grade students from any of the eight Colorado counties: Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Ouray, San Juan & San Miguel, and the Four Corners Region are invited to apply for the summer SWCAHEC Health Careers Institute.

The SWCAHEC Health Careers Institute is a a FREE opportunity to learn about exciting career prospects in healthcare, to set goals for your potential career in this field, and to create a plan for the necessary education and experiences to achieve those goals.

Want to learn more about HCI? Schedule a 30-minute virtual informational meeting with Chelsie. Please contact [email protected] for the Zoom link.

Check out the Institute Video below

Please note: We will follow pandemic precautions and students need to be vaccinated and boosted to participate.

SWCAHEC staff will review your registration in the order it is received and follow-up with the necessary documentation to complete registration.

Registration is not complete until all materials are received.

Admission into the SWCAHEC Health Careers Institute is rolling and space is limited. Registrations will not
be accepted once the Institute is full. Register by April 30, 2023.

Students shared their experiences at the Health Careers Institute which gave us insight about the impact of the activities and relationships formed during the event. Every student brought a unique perspective to Health Careers Institute and their words best show what they learned and experienced.

Hear what the Students are Saying about the Health Careers Institute.

“It’s (HCI) definitely teaching me educational pathways for sure”
~ Isabel Rodriguez-Durango, CO

“I can see myself coming back to grand canyon to help our community in healthcare…”
~ Ivan Kolarevic – Grand Canyon Village, AZ

“I enjoyed coming into this Institute because there are like-minded individuals, who have interests but come from different backgrounds.”
~ Mack Otter – Durango, CO

“I’m Navajo & I come from a rural area, I want to show students that if I can go into healthcare, they can too.” ~ Naomi Bluehouse – Navajo Nation, Arizona


Are you a healthcare provider?
Call for Volunteers

Each year, we rely on community members and practicing healthcare professionals to assist with curriculum and
activities that inspire our students at the Health Careers Institute.
Volunteers are needed for the Hands-On Stations & Mentor Interviews (Lunch is included).

Click here for Volunteer Registration

Thank you to our Health Careers Institute sponsors