Professionals to Communities

  • AHEC clinical placements put health professions students in real world settings: migrant, urban, rural, community health clinics and health departments working with underserved populations.
  • Students who participate in AHEC Service Learning programs develop an awareness of the economic and cultural barriers in healthcare delivery.
  • AHEC is uniquely qualified to facilitate clinical placements because of its linkages to local healthcare resources and organizations.
  • Health profession students who participate in AHEC-sponsored clinical placements have a better understanding of the complex needs of underserved communities.
  • These students are motivated to provide additional services and to practice in underserved areas following their training