Health Careers

Health Careers

We Educate, Explore and Engage

The Health Careers and Workforce Diversity program (HCWD) recruits, trains, retains, and supports a diverse group of North Carolina students. Our program is funded through a model state-supported grant to improve the supply and distribution of the healthcare workforce with an emphasis on teaching underrepresented minorities and economically and/or educationally disadvantaged populations about health careers.  

At Greensboro AHEC, our initiative is to educate all youth, from pre-college to college and beyond. Our goal is to develop and maintain initiatives in communities and work to identify gaps in the educational pathway. We offer these services by facilitating health-career exposure and enrichment, academic preparedness through math and science, enrichment of critical-thinking skills, clinical observations, leadership skills, and other activities related to emerging and trending healthcare topics.   

We work with colleges, universities, county school systems, and regional healthcare agencies on health-career efforts all across our eight-county service region. We welcome new partners and teacher champions to assist with our programs. The HCWD program continues to strengthen a health-career workforce that reflects the communities it serves. 

Featured Programs and Activities

For High-School Students
High School Programs

2021-22 Teen Health Career Virtual/Hybrid Club

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The Teen Health Career Club is designed for high school students interested in learning more about careers in healthcare. Students will enjoy health science workshops, health career speakers, site visits, and scholarship and leadership information. 

NOTE: After registering through your MyAHEC account, please complete this participant form to provide additional information. If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Parrish at

For College Students

GAHEC Scholars Program Inaugural Class

The Greensboro AHEC Scholars Program

Registration for 2021-23 Cohort 4 has closed. Please contact Patricia Parrish at for more information.

The NC AHEC Scholars Program

  • Want to be a part of a community of lifelong learners, responsible global citizens, and a network of interprofessional dedicated to improving healthcare?

  • Wondering how to set yourself apart in an ever-changing and increasingly competitive health care system?

If you find yourself asking these questions, then the Greensboro AHEC Scholars Program is for you. Scholars will develop new skills and are introduced to an interprofessional framework that will be crucial to improving health and health care. We teach, model and encourage a love of learning, collaboration, and compassion for others. Working collaboratively to ensure every student achieves academically, socially, and emotionally.

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Learn More About The Greensboro AHEC Scholars Program

More Greensboro AHEC Health Careers Programs

Pre-Scholars Institute

YHSC (Youth Health Service Corps)

The Youth Health Service Corps is now offered in the Greensboro AHEC region. We invite high school students and teachers in health and science programs to partner with us and become a part of YHSC. Students helping to create healthier communities through service-learning. This program is aligned with the Health/Sciences curriculum.  The YHSC program requires support from a designated teacher champion at your school. For more information, download the Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) Brochure.

Cultural Diversity Workshops

These workshops are designed upon request for educators, community volunteers, and health and human service professionals working with minority populations. Emphasis is placed on cross-cultural mentoring and communication.

For more information about Health Careers or to schedule a program:

Contact Patricia Parrish, MS, CHC, CDP, Director for Health Careers, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, at


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