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What Do AHECs Do?

Facilitating Community-based Student Education & Service-Learning

Texas AHEC East advocates community-based student education (CBSE) for health professions students, with an emphasis on primary care and underserved populations.  Our efforts to facilitate the health profession student’s training process also encourages student participation in providing service to the community (service-learning) and to instill in the student a desire upon graduation to return to a community setting to practice. Emphasis is directed toward learning experiences with multidisciplinary healthcare teams in underserved communities. Read more …

Setting the Health Career Pipeline in Motion

writing on the stack of hot jobs-smallWe introduce very young students to the image of the health professional and their health-related tasks to set in motion the appeal of a health career. We offer continual stimulus and support to the middle and high school student to foster knowledge of available multi-disciplined health career choices and enhance their opportunity to train to become their community’s health professional.  Read more …

K-12 Students and Teachers/Parents/Counselors of K-12 Students

Recruiting, Training and Retaining the Health Professions Workforce

Our Professional Education and Support program works diligently to enhance and support the ability of the healthcare provider in a rural or medically underserved area to set up practice and to continue practicing in those areas.  Read more…

iAHEC

A web resource designed by Texas AHEC East staff for electronic data collection and reporting of all “AHEC touches.” Its design provides a secure, easy to use web-based information portal that encourages daily activity entry and ensures accurate and up-to-date data is accessible on demand. Read more …