DESERT MOUNTAIN AHEC NEWS

DESERT MOUNTAIN AHEC NEWS

Desert Mountain AHEC Presented First Place Poster Award at National Conference

   Last month staff from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Desert Mountain Area Health Education Center (AHEC) attended the National AHEC Organization (NAO) Conference in Charlotte, N.C., and came away with first place for their poster submission “Desert Mountain AHEC and Upward Bound Present ‘Road to Health Professions’”

   “Desert Mountain AHEC partnered with UTEP’s Upward Bound program and created a Health Careers Camp in which AHEC invites health professionals to discuss their careers as well as their personal experience.  The camp was designed to increase interest among participants in hopes of them pursuing a career in health care field,” said Daniel Camacho, director of Desert Mountain AHEC.

    The award, the first ever for West Texas, was presented at the NAO’s Diamond Awards Gala.