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Health Apprentice Program

Casa de Salud provides fertile soil for teaching students how to engage themselves in direct patient care.  Hands-on experience is a vital component to any student who hopes to enter into a professional medical training program.  Casa de Salud prides itself in the workforce development that helps to pipeline eager, dedicated students and volunteers into a robust and caring health/healing workforce.

Casa de Salud is actively seeking dedicated CNM or UNM students, or volunteers from the community, to apprentice as medical assistants at the clinic.  No previous medical/clinical experience is necessary (although it is definitely helpful).  These positions are not paid by the clinic, but if you are a work-study qualified student you may be able to receive funding through UNM or CNM.

Program Requirements

  • Able to commit to 1 full year working with us.

    • Able to dedicate 20 hours/week if you are a work-study qualified student (CNM or UNM)*

    • Able to dedicate at least 8 hours/week if you are a volunteer.

  • Proficient in speaking/reading/writing Spanish

  • At least 18 years old

How it works

  • We are searching for volunteers who are

Compassionate -- Responsible -- Fast Learner -- Hard Worker -- Self Starter

Professional -- Attentive -- Through -- Welcoming -- Accepting -- Open 

  • With no previous experience required, our volunteers will gain invaluable training and hands on experience. Health Apprentices are trained on-the-job by our doctors, nurse practitioner, physician assistants and senior medical assistants in many aspects of primary care, from triage and charting to injections, blood draws and many other treatments; addressing critical healthcare needs in New Mexico. 

  • Along with extensive clinical trainning, our volunteers are trained in cultural humility and anti-racism values and are selected for ability to connect with patients from diverse backgrounds.

  • Students stay with us for 1-2 years of continuous commitment; establishing a sense of community often missing in other clinics with large volunteer bases.

  • Using this apprentice model of trianing, Casa de Salud engages it's volunteers deeply and better prepars them for a future in any health field, including but not limited to nursing, medicine, and acupuncture.

  • Our team of health apprentices allows our clinic to work dynamically with our patients and we estimate save our clinic and patients well over $120,000 per year.

If you are interested in working with us, please submit your resume and two letters of recommendation to


If you are interested in supporting our apprentice program, please see our Donate page or contact any with inquires.

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