In an effort to inspire, enrich and engage underrepresented students to pursue careers in the allied health sciences, Connect2Mentors invites high school students — from all grades — to attend a one-day experience with professional student mentors, helping to pave a path toward their future career.  Participants have the opportunity to:

  • Speed network with health professions students.
  • Medical Escape Room activity.
  • Attend a one-hour workshop on writing a personal statement for college admissions.
  • 2024 Flyers – English (PDF) and Español (PDF).

Registration for 2025 will be available December 2024.

For questions, please email or call the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, 602-827-2575.

The Irene H. Bailey Cardiology Academy

Women Making a Heart with Their Hands

The goal of the Irene H. Bailey Cardiology Academy (IBCA) is to provide underrepresented/lower socioeconomic status high school students who have an interest in science with the opportunity to:

  • Learn and apply science concepts and inquiry skills by doing hands-on laboratory and clinical activities.
  • Explore the variety of academic programs and career choices in the fields of science and medicine.
  • Develop mentoring relationships with graduate and medical school students, scientists, clinicians and other health care professional.
  • 2023 Flyers – English (PDF) and Español (PDF).

The free program will be held four days during the week of Phoenix Union High School's spring break

The Application period for 2023 is closed. You can contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, 602-827-2575 with any questions.

Mobile Medical Program

Mobile Medical Program

The Mobile Medical Program provides elementary and middle school students who have an interest in science to: 

  • Learn about becoming a doctor and explore other health professions. 
  • Practice hands-on skills such as surgical knot-tying, CPR and checking vitals with current medical students.*
  • En español (PDF).

The program is open to all schools while targeting Title I elementary and middle schools. To inquire about your school hosting a Mobile Medical Program session, complete this form. For questions, please contact the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, 602-827-2575.

*These fun, hands-on activities will explore basic concepts and are not intended for certification, training or medical clinic.