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 career 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 is Now Accepting Applications for 2020 - 2022

NOW OPEN FOR 2020 - 2022

Do you 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? Are you 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 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.

WIIFM-What's in it for me?

The Greensboro AHEC Scholars Program will meet six times a year totaling 40 hours of didactic teaching. Forty hours of clinical work will need to be scheduled on a rolling basis as your academic schedule permits.  Selected applicants to participate in the program will receive a stipend subject to academic or institutional approval. Upon completion of the program, NC AHEC Scholars receive AHEC Community Health Scholar certification, setting them apart from other students in an increasingly competitive environment.

You will cultivate a number of professional skills including but not limited to:
  • Problem-solving, decision making, resourcefulness, working on a team, self-discipline, and commitment.
  • Your certification as an AHEC Community Health Scholar will announce to the world that you have the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to make a difference in healthcare.
  • As an NC AHEC Scholar, you’ll have access to a vast network, statewide NC AHEC resources, and more—including the AHEC Digital Library, which you’ll find useful throughout your career in health care.
You will be making a difference for the future of health care:
  • You will be helping to create a high achieving multicultural community for learning.
  • You will be able to go on and empower students to become scholars.
  • You will gain exposure to Rural Health and be a champion for health equity and distribution.

Preparing Students for Success in a Changing World


Accepting applicants until classes are filled for the 2020 - 2022 AHEC Scholars Program. To apply, download and fill out the application form, save it to your computer, and email it to Click here for the 2020-22 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.

Qualified and eligible applicants will move into the review phase of the application process. Each region’s Application Review Committee will review the applications and select finalists for in-person and/or phone interviews. The Scholars Program will begin in September and run through May of each academic year. A new cohort of students will be added each year.

Additional application and onboarding materials may be required. Applicants will be notified of requirements.


The NC AHEC Scholars Program aims to meet multiple, identified gaps in the North Carolina health care workforce. Please see the attached list of all accepted programs to participate in the Scholars program. In order to be eligible for the Scholars program, you must already be enrolled in one of these programs listed. Scholars must have reliable access to an internet connection, transportation, and must be eligible to work in the US. Each scholar will commit to the program for a total of 2 years. Applications from health professions students from disadvantaged and/or rural backgrounds, underrepresented minorities, and first-generation college will be heavily weighted. Each of the nine NC AHEC regions will select a group of scholars that represent diverse backgrounds and institutions and a variety of health care professions, including dentistry, management science, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychology, social work, speech therapy, and many others. Click on the "List of Accepted Programs in the NC AHEC Scholars Program" in the Downloads link below.


Interested applicants must fill out and submit the application form:

  • Answer one 500-word essay question
  • Two general Letters of Recommendation. Please have your recommenders send their recommendation via email directly to Patricia Parrish.
  • Resume
  • Official Transcript
Please send all applications to
For More information about the AHEC Scholars Program

Please visit the website at
Or contact Greensboro AHEC at:

Patricia Parrish, MS, CHC, CDP, Coordinator for Allied, Public Health, Health Careers, and Workforce Diversity


Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph and Rockingham


Summer Opportunity for High School Students

Dates for 2020 TBA - Application opening soon

Over the past years, Greensboro AHEC has 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, 9:00 a.m- 3:00 p.m. and June 29th, 9:00-1:00 p.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 Simulation labs and more. Please fill out the Scholar's Pipeline Registration Form found in the "Downloads" box below.

YHSC (Youth Health Service Corps)

YHSC Presentation

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.

2020 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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