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 to kenya@casadesaludnm.org with two letters of recommendation.

 

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

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