Health Careers

Health Careers

2020 Featured Programs and Activities

For High-School Students

2020-21 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, 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 hot 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, Coordinator for Allied, Public Health, Health Careers, and Workforce Diversity at:

Concluded 2020 Events

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

Virtual Health Science Summer Camp

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.

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Congratulations to These Summer Camp Contest Winners!

Vape Health Education TikTok Contest
Winning Students: Rou Yu Tan, Karissa Sitepu, Tanisha Golla

Vape Health Education Poster Contest
Winning Students: Neera Desai, Reeti Thacker

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Spelling/Medical Abbreviation Contest 
Winning Students: Tanisha Golla – The Early College at Guilford; Suhas Puttoju – Apex Friendship High School; Neera Desai – Voyager Academy High School; Rou Yu Tan – The Early College at Guilford; Jackson McQuaid – The Academy at Lincoln; Gauri Jha – The STEM Early College at N.C. A&T

Extra Mile ... Caught in Action
Winning Students: Molly Redding, Doheon "Tim" Lee, Ishwa Dave, Leah Harris, Khan Wasif

For High-School Students

2020 Virtual ACT & SAT Summer Camp

Not sure if you’re ready for the next ACT or SAT? Then 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.

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For College Students
GAHEC Scholars Program Inaugural Class

The Greensboro AHEC Scholars Program

NOTE: Spots for the 2020-22 Scholars Program Cohort 3 are now filled. However, we are accepting applications on a rolling basis for the 2022-24 Scholars Program Cohort 4.

  • 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.

Apply Now 

Click Here to Learn More About The Greensboro AHEC Scholars Program

2020 Preprofessional Scholars Summer Experience

3-Day Virtual Program 

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

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 about Health Careers or to schedule a program:

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


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