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