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


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 2019 Dates
August 17th
September 21th
October 19th
November 16th
December 21th

Student Leaders


                Hayley Kiernan                                 Allen Doan                                         Diep Nguyen        

Staff Leader 
Chip Young, Coordinator, Pipeline Initiatives
Office of Admissions and Recruitment

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, medical specialty lifestyles, the educational 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 events have included suturing, SIM center activities, doctoring scenarios, case-based instruction, and anatomy dissections.

Medical Student Volunteers

As S.H.O.T. 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.