AHECs Provide Students Opportunities to Help the Underserved

Posted March 31, 2022 by Emil Chuck – The Student Doctor Network

For decades, rural and highly urban communities have had challenges accessing healthcare due to a lack of available providers.  Passion to work with underserved communities in rural or underserved urban settings often wanes once a student begins preclinical coursework.  

Area Health Education Centers, or AHECs, consist of around 300 locations that address primary care and family health needs in underserved communities. These sites provide pre-health and health professional students with opportunities to experience serving in healthcare shortage areas and working with health professional students from other disciplines.

Read the Full Article:
The Student Doctor Network – “AHECs Provide Students Opportunities to Help the Underserve”

Found out more about your local AHEC!
Southwestern Virginia Rural Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

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