Student Health Outreach Team (S.H.O.T.)


Program Overview

The Student Health Outreach Team (S.H.O.T.) exists to assist the Office of Admissions and Recruitment’s strategic outreach efforts through pipeline programs for K-12 students. S.H.O.T. members will facilitate age-appropriate activities (on- and off-campus) designed to stimulate curiosity and continued interest in the human body as a way to encourage students to learn and remain passionate about a future in medicine. Activities vary depending on the event, but in the past have included infectious disease control, cardiovascular health, simulations, CPR, healthy living, mental wellness, and more. To complement the activities, valuable information about career options, specialty lifestyles, education journey and other topics will be discussed.

Specifically, S.H.O.T. runs Saturday Scrubs, a free program designed to encourage and inspire Arizona high school students to explore their existing interest in becoming a physician. Each Saturday Scrubs event is intended to introduce participants to a variety of topics related to medicine and the human body. Each session will include lectures by medical professionals and hands-on activities. Past activities have included suturing, SIM center activities, doctoring, case-based instruction, and anatomy dissections. 

Medical Student Volunteers

As SHOT and Saturday Scrubs volunteers, medical students at UA COM-PHX mentor local K-12 students and show them what a career in the medical field entails. Volunteers assist with various program lectures and interactive activities. 


Learning Objectives: 
  • Design program lectures and facilitate hands-on activities to encourage and inspire high school students to explore their interest in becoming physicians.  
  • Expose students to a variety of medical specialties
  • Provide information and mentorship to students regarding the educational journey, career options, and specialty lifestyles within the field of medicine
  • Educate students on health disparities within the state of Arizona, as well as the state's increasing need for physicians

Saturday Scrubs - Spring 2017 Dates: 
January 21, 2017
February 18, 2017
March 18, 2017
April 22, 2017
May 20, 2017

Program Leadership


Student Leaders:

            Eyal Ron, Class of 2020                            Jaimei Zhang, Class of 2020                                                      

Staff Leader: 

Ayleen Martinez, MEd, Office of Admissions and Recruitment