Health Careers

Health Careers

Featured Programs and Activities

For High-School Students

Teen Health Career Virtual 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.

Registration for the current season is now closed. Please stay tuned for more healthcare education opportunities for students in 2021.

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. 

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

Upcoming 2021 Events

For Rising Eighth-Graders, Ninth-Graders and 10th-Graders

Virtual Health Science Summer Camp 2021

Thinking about working one day in a healthcare profession? Want to learn more about healthcare? The Virtual Health Science Summer Camp is designed just for you! This virtual camp offers rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders the chance to explore, discover, and learn from a variety of professionals in the ever-growing and changing health-career field. Stay tuned for more information. 

For High-School Students

COMING SOON: 2021 Virtual ACT/SAT Prep Class 

The Virtual SAT/ACT Summer Workshop is for you! This virtual workshop offers high school students test preparation to help lead to stronger test scores, successful college admissions, and scholarships.

For College Students
GAHEC Scholars Program Inaugural Class

The Greensboro AHEC Scholars Program

NOTE: We are now accepting Scholars for the 2021-23 Scholars Program. We accept applications on a rolling basis until all seats are filled.  

  • Want to be a part of a community of lifelong learners, responsible global citizens, and a network of interprofessionals who are dedicated to improving health care?

  • 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

2021 Preprofessional Scholars Summer Experience

3-Day Virtual Program coming this summer. Accepting applications soon.

  • Will you be an incoming college freshman or rising sophomore in college?

  • If your answer is yes, this program is designed just for you.

Greensboro Area Health Education Center (Greensboro AHEC) and North Carolina A&T State University (N.C. A&T) have partnered to host the 2020 Greensboro AHEC – NC A&T Pre-Professional Scholars Summer Experience (PPSSE). The PPSSE is designed to prepare incoming freshmen, rising sophomores, and transfer students for the challenge of navigating the path to professional and graduate school. This 3-day virtual program will provide a solid foundation by exposing students to local healthcare providers, intentional interactions with key faculty members and other university stakeholders, provide professionalism training, and inform students of the multiple factors involved in becoming a competitive candidate for the NC AHEC Scholars program, advanced health professions and graduate education. 

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More Greensboro AHEC Health Careers Programs

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.


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