Health Careers

Health Careers

What's New?

We work to improve the supply and distribution of the healthcare workforce and to increase minority representation in health professions in North Carolina. Plus, throughout a healthcare professional’s career, we provide support -- from elementary to high school, to college and beyond.Greensboro AHEC works with colleges and universities, county school systems and regional health care agencies on health career efforts throughout the Greensboro region. The purpose is to develop and maintain initiatives in the community and work to identify gaps in the educational pipeline. By facilitating health careers exposure and enrichment, job shadowing and college preparation activities, the HCWD program hopes to strengthen health career workforce development efforts and increase the numbers of quality health care providers in the Greensboro AHEC region. 

Featured Programs and Activities

Greensboro AHEC Scholars Program

Summer Opportunity for High School studentsS

Over the past years Greensboro AHEC have offered a summer experience for pipeline students that has focused on engaging students in rigorous academic courses, and exposure to genetic research, hands-on that give students a competitive edge when entering college.  Our funding has changed and we have a limited amount of funds that can be used for pipeline students.  In that vein, we wanted to introduce a Pre-professional Scholar’s program opportunity for pipeline students in our region.

We are hosting a two-day Pre-Professional Scholars program for pipeline students rising 10-12 grade students who are seriously interested in pursuing a Health Career. The two-day program will take place at Union Square, 104 E. Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC   June 28th    9:00a.m- 3:00p.m. and June 29th 9:00-1:00p.m. We will have activities and fun that will be sure to engage students and connect students with a health career.  We have several workshops planned such as Health Careers 101, ACT Prep, What is your Brand, visit to Simulation labs and more. Please fill out the Scholar's Pipeline Registration Form found in the "Downloads" box below.

The long-term vision of the NC AHEC Scholars Program is to create a cadre of healthcare workers who are committed to service in North Carolina, devoted to healthcare transformation and have key skills in team-based care, improving population health, quality improvement and leadership.

16-25 scholars will be enrolled beginning in Fall 2018 each year for a two-year program from each of the nine regions. We will recruit  a cohort heavily weighted to minorities and others underrepresented in health care, provide a longitudinal cutting edge blended didactic curricula with experience in innovative primary care settings. We support innovation and sharing of best practices across professions, institutions and regions, and the development of a shared interprofessional mission and identity across the Scholars and across regions.

The AHEC Scholars curriculum will include Inter-Professional Education, Behavioral Health Integration, Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Competency, Practice Transformation, Current and Emerging Health Issues.  If you are currently in a health and science program and interested, please contact the Greensboro AHEC.

Interested applicants for the 2018-19 NC AHEC Scholars Program must complete the application by April 30, 2018 for priority deadline. We will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis through June 30th. Applicants will be notified on July 31st, 2018. To apply, download and fill out the application form, save it to your computer, and email it to Bridget Mancini, at Click here for the 2018-19 AHEC Scholars Program application form. Please note that you will need to download the PDF to your computer and then open it to be able to utilize the fill-in PDF features.

YHSC (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. Click on the link Youth Health Service Corps (YHSC) Brochure PDF" below in the "Downloads" box for a brochure for more information.

2018 Greensboro AHEC Programs

Teen Health Career Club

The 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, scholarship and leadership information. Please click on the Teen Health Application Form below in the "Downloads" box for an application.

Cultural Diversity Workshops

These workshops are designed 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 or to schedule a program, contact:
Patricia Parrish, MS, CHC, CDP, Coordinator for Allied, Public Health, Health Careers and Workforce Diversity
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