Catskill Hudson AHEC Student Programs

Scrubs Club
Scrubs Club is designed to help high school students build solid futures by introducing them to a broad array of careers in healthcare.  The goal is to engage students through encouragement and mentoring programs to demonstrate that continuing their education beyond high school can be meaningful, engaging, and relevant to their future.  By fostering long-term partnerships among businesses, educators, community-based organizations and parents, Scrubs Club helps prepare young people to meet the challenges and requirements of careers in the healthcare industry in today's knowledge-rich society. To download a copy of the Scrubs Club brochure, please select this link.

Medical Mind Benders
Medical Mind Benders is a complete and comprehensive collection of 14 fun, boredom-busting games and activities that will strengthen student's vocabulary,  word association, inter-personal workplace skills, cognitive memory, and problem-solving skills. This innovative series combines classic, simple gaming with a creative "medical twist." The activities are designed to engage middle and high school students and introduce them to health (in general) and health occupations. To download the program flyer, please select this link. Please select this link for the order form.

Health Career Kids
A collection of age-appropriate games that are designed to introduce K-6 students to a variety of health careers while familiarizing them with health procedures and medical terminology through attention-grabbing, interactive activities. Students will gain valuable new insights while having fun. To download the program flyer, please select this link.

Billie's Medical Adventures
A program designed to familiarize pre-school and elementary-age children to common health screenings while introducing them to various health careers through puppet play. During each puppet show Billie will help depict a typical medical screening that children experience so that they will be able to recognize various health professionals, understand what it is they do, and familiarize them with experiences they may encounter during a routine office visit. He will visit with various health professionals and demonstrate the following scenarios through lively banter between Billie and each health professional:
• Billie goes to the Pediatrician to get a check-up
• Billie goes to the Optometrist
• Billie goes to the Dentist

• Two Puppets
• One Puppet Instruction Booklet
• 20 Coloring/Activity Books

Pathways to Success
Catskill Hudson AHEC created this Career Preparedness and Life Skills program for students and career seekers. It is a teaching/learning tool that is divided into six categories, which include: Life Skills, Personal Appearance, Career Preparation, Interview Skills, Personal Finance and How to Obtain a Driver's License. The complete program contains 17 valuable lessons for all current and future career seekers. Pathways to Success meets New York State Learning Standards. Click here for additional program information. Contact Catskill Hudson AHEC directly at (845) 883-7260 for more information or to purchase this program.

Who Done It? Solve the Medical Mystery
Catskill Hudson AHEC created this middle school, health career awareness program with the assistance of the Ulster BOCES New Visions Communications & Journalism department. This DVD-based program is similar to a murder mystery, only with a better outcome. In an amusing way, the storyline presents a crime that the audience must solve. However, each of the four suspects has a physical ailment that requires medical treatment which must be taken into consideration during the investigation. The audience will decide Who Done It? by assessing the crime and physical ailments to determine who they believe could have physically committed the crime. Contact Catskill Hudson AHEC directly at (845) 883-7260 for more information or to purchase this program.

Project TEACH
Project TEACH (Training and Education for the Advancement of Children’s Health) was established in 2010 to support the critical role that New York State pediatric primary care providers play in the early identification and treatment of mild-to-moderate mental health concerns for children ranging in age from 0 to 21. Catskill Hudson AHEC and New York State AHEC are pleased to partner with Project TEACH to promote mental wellness resources to ensure that all children and families lead the best lives possible. Project TEACH services include:
• telephone consultations with Project TEACH child and adolescent psychiatrists;
• face-to-face evaluations provided by the Regional Providers in certain circumstances;
• linkages and referrals to key community mental health resources; and
• a diversity of CME accredited educational opportunities. All New York State Primary Care Physicians are eligible to receive Project TEACH services at no cost, including pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, adult psychiatrists treating children, and other prescribers. Learn more at the Project TEACH website at

Catskill Hudson AHEC is currently loaning copies of the BODYWORLDS DVD to educational institutions as an economical way for students and teachers alike to experience this exceptional anatomy exhibit. The DVD affords teachers/ instructors the flexibility of incorporating the DVD into their curriculum at their convenience and it gives students, who might not ordinarily be able to attend the exhibit in person, the ability to experience this fascinating and eye-opening exhibition. If you are interested in loaning a copy of BODYWORLDS, please contact Kathy Doyle at (845) 883-7260.

Y2Kids Careers from A-Z - Orange-Ulster BOCES
Catskill Hudson AHEC will, once again, participate in this two day, hands-on, interactive career exploration for middle school students. Y2Kids Careers from A to Z is a highly effective and very successful program run by Orange-Ulster BOCES. More than 3000 students are expected to attend Y2Kids in 2010 as well as over 200 career specialists who perform hands-on activities with the students to enable them to get a better understanding of the various occupations and consider possibilities for future career choices. This program will be held at Stewart Airport. For more information, please email Patricia Huggins at

Science & Technology Entry Program (STEP) – SUNY New Paltz 
Catskill Hudson AHEC has formed a collaboration with SUNY New Paltz by offering assistance with the development and promotion of their STEP Program. This program encourages participating under-represented and low-income students from local high schools to continue their education after graduation in the fields of math, science, technology and the licenses professions by challenging their existing skills, developing new ones and providing motivation and practical assistance in setting and meeting their educational goals. For additional information on the SUNY New Paltz STEP program, please contact Lenore Schulte at (845) 257-2767.