Eldorado High School  Logo
School Information Free and Reduced Lunch Application Menus Resources / Links ParentVUE / StudentVUE (Synergy) Publications EHS Attendance Procedure Special Education Alumni Transcripts Daily Announcements PARKING MAPS
EHS ACTIVITIES ANIME CLUB ART CLUB BEST BUDDIES BOOK CLUB BOWLING CLUB CERAMICS CHESS CLUB DECA EDUCATOR'S RISING ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB FILM CLUB GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Healthy Habits KEY CLUB LITERARY MAGAZINE MODEL UN NATIVE AMERICAN CLUB PHOTO CLUB POETRY CLUB ROBOTICS ROTC SCIENCE BOWL SPEECH & DEBATE UKULELE CLUB UNICEF CLUB YOUTH & GOVERNMENT
Eldorado Parent Organization About EPO Academic Letter Classroom Supply Fund EPO Officers EPO Committees and Chairmen EPO Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheons EPO membership form EPO Newsletters 8th Grade Parents / New Students CNM DUAL Enrollment for EHS Students EHS Attendance EHS Library Information Grad Night Important Information
Health Room
Welcome! Follow us on Twitter! @EldoCounseling Academics & Tutoring Career Resources College Athletics/NCAA College Lists & Articles College Preparation College Resources Common Application Dual Credit (college credit while in HS -- CNM, UNM, IAIA) Financial Aid Internships Medical Programs Military Careers & Service Academies Native American Club School Profile Scholarships: current list Scholarships: Undocumented Students Scholarship websites & search engines Student Tips & Reminders Summer Programs Summer School 2017 Test Preparation Testing: ACT & SAT Transcripts Ukulele Meet-up! WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange)
Library & Media Center
EHS Athletics Baseball Basketball – Boys Basketball – Girls Cheer Cross Country Drill Football Golf Soccer – Boys Soccer – Girls Softball Swimming Tennis – Boys Tennis – Girls Track & Field – Boys Track & Field – Girls Volleyball Wrestling NCAA Eligibility
Administration Faculty Staff

Medical Programs

Youth Empowerment Project & HOSA at UNM

Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) at UNM Hospital's Batcave (medical training/simulation center) offers 2 programs for high school students interested in exploring careers in medical fields:

1) A year-round after-school program, which meets once every 2 weeks.  This is a voluntary program, but APS students who complete YEP Level I receive .5 elective credit on their HS transcript for “Service Learning” at The University of New Mexico. To apply for the 2017-18 school year, see website, complete & submit application by July 17, 2017.  

YEP is a multi-year program, and students involved in YEP are invited to participate in HOSA, a competitive premedical society for high school & college students. For more info on HOSA, click here.

2) Free, 3-day summer intensive programs on a variety of medical topics. Summer 2017 topics to choose from:  Surgical Intensive (July 25 - 27) and Pediatric Intensive (Aug. 1 - 3). Deadline to apply for Surgical: May 19 (application here); Deadline to apply for Pediatric: May 26 (application here).

Questions on either of these YEP programs, contact Ms. Velhagen.

Volunteering/Shadowing

Considering a career in a medical field?  It's important to commit time & energy to volunteer work in a clinical setting (hospital, doctor's office) and/or to shadowing a professional in the field you're interested in. This can be done in the summers or during the school year. Some hospitals, like UNMH, allow HS students to apply to volunteer in summers only. Contact those programs directly to apply, or think about volunteering for/shadowing doctors, nurses, dentists, PTs, OTs or other providers to prepare for a medical career.

Combined BA/MD Program at UNM

This highly competitive program accepts only 28 students per year from across the state of NM, and is designed to educate a new generation of doctors who commit to staying in New Mexico to practice medicine in underserved communities.  See UNM's Combined BA/MD website for information and to apply, in the fall of senior year.

Combined BA/MD Programs at other colleges

Students interested in going to medical school may want to investigate BA/MD programs at colleges & universities outside of NM. Here is a helpful article and list, and here is a helpful website.

Camp Neuro Summer Camp

Camp Neuro is a 1-week day camp at UNM in June 2017, run by medical students. Open to students aged 15 and up, who are interested in exploring careers in medicine. Some scholarships available. Learn more and apply here!  

UNM Hospital Summer Teen Volunteer Program

Interested in volunteering at UNM Hospital this summer? Students aged 14 - 17 are able to apply, and must make a commitment to volunteer for the summer; you can then continue volunteering during the year, if you want, once you've completed the summer program. You must request an application from UNM's Teen Volunteer Services Department: call 272-2356 and speak with Anna. You'll attend one of two mandatory orientations: June 7 or 14. On the day of your orientation, you'll bring with you the completed application & consent form signed by parent/guardian. Be sure to make a reservation for the orientation date of your choice.

Presbyterian Hospital PAID Summer Internships: graduating seniors only

Presbyterian Hospital offers PAID summer internships (competitive program, must apply) to graduating seniors only.  Application and program criteria at: https://www.phs.org/careers/internships/Pages/student-internships.aspx