TUBAC, Ariz. — High school students from around Arizona participated in a program as a first-responder Saturday.
There were about 50 high school students from 22 Arizona communities at the Tubac Fire station.
The students participated in the Med-Start program to handle real-life trauma situations through hands-on simulations, and by talking to professionals who are already working in the field.
The Med-Start program is six weeks long, and attracts students from all over the state.
This week starting June 8, students learn about trauma response, pharmaceutical skills, and CPR.
Adelys La Turco Tucson Highs School senior says "I'm going to be graduating high school pretty soon and going to college and this gives me a head start into what I want to do and gives me an idea what's out there and really centers my options.
A 50 year celebration for Med-Start is on June 13 at the University of Arizona Student Union.
The program focuses on boosting the number of health-care professionals in rural Arizona.