Office of Regional Primary Care Education
In response to a shift toward community-based primary care education, the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program has established an Office of Regional Primary Care Education (ORPCE) in each of the state's nine AHECs. The purpose of the ORPCE is to facilitate and enhance high-quality health profession student training in community settings. Students in medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and Pharm D programs in North Carolina schools are currently being precepted by health professionals in the Greensboro AHEC region.
The Office of Regional Primary Care Education (ORPCE) at Greensboro AHEC provides housing for health professions students during their community clinical experiences available across an 8-county region in North Carolina. In 2018, Greensboro AHEC assisted 542 students to secure housing for a total of 7,034 nights. By coordinating housing along with clinical placements, Greensboro AHEC manages the details to facilitate and enhance high-quality health profession student training in community settings.
“I appreciated how seamless the process for requesting and using housing was. When I was busy in the hospital with clinical learning and patient care activities, having safe, accessible, and convenient housing at the end of the day was something that helped make my student experience even better.” - Joseph Moo-Young, UNC School of Medicine Student
The Office of Regional Primary Care Education (ORPCE) provides housing for health professions students during their community clinical experiences.
Follow the Steps Below to Obtain Greensboro AHEC Housing
Complete and submit the ORPCE Student Housing Agreement Form. This form can be submitted online or mailed to our office along with the security deposit.
A $50 security deposit is required for all housing applicants. You may either send in a check or pay by credit card.
By Check: Payable to Greensboro AHEC
Send to ATTN: ORPCE, 1200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Please include your rotation dates on the memo line of the check.
By Credit Card: Call Tonya Crawford Baldwin at (336) 832-8566.
You must complete an online housing application. All requests for AHEC student housing must be made through the statewide MyAHEC website at https://my.ncahec.net. The site will instruct you to create an online account and you can select the AHEC region(s) where you need housing. This process requires that you apply for your own housing; a school/course coordinator will not be able to apply for housing on your behalf.
Housing is on a first-come, first-served basis.
As housing is limited, please submit these forms as soon as possible after your rotation assignment has been scheduled and is definite. All forms and payments must be received in the Greensboro AHEC office before housing can be confirmed and keys issued. You will receive a confirmation of housing by email approximately 3-4 weeks before your rotation begins, provided that all forms and deposits have been received.
Your security deposit will be forfeited if:
- Housing is not canceled within 72 hours of your rotation beginning date and you are considered as a no-show
- Keys are not properly returned at the end of the rotation
- All requirements listed in the sted in GAHEC Housing Agreement are not adhered to
Please note: We will not process the security deposit if the items on the housing agreement are adhered to. Checks and credit card information will be destroyed and payments will not be processed.
We have housing sites available in several of our communities throughout the Greensboro AHEC region. A description of the housing accommodations and directions, what the proprietor expects, what is provided, and/or what you need to bring with you is listed under each housing community below:
Greensboro ORPCE maintains one co-ed apartment in the Asheboro area for male and female students. We have the capacity to house eight students in the apartment. If you are assigned to the Asheboro housing location, you are allowed to check-in on the first day of your rotation. *Keys can be picked up from the Apartment Manager Monday-Friday only, the office is closed on the weekends.* Please refer to your housing confirmation for detailed instructions.
You can pick up your keys from:
Madison Heights Apartments (336) 672-3404, 2282 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203.
Please call the office prior to checking in. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Asheboro Housing PDF is found below in the "Downloads" box.
There are eight apartments to accommodate students on rotation in Greensboro, Burlington and High Point. These apartments fill quickly and stay full most of the time. All the apartments are almost identical in the description. We highly recommend you apply for housing in the Greensboro area as soon as possible after scheduling your rotation through your school. After receiving your housing application, deposit and housing agreement, the Greensboro AHEC Housing Coordinator will determine housing availability and you will receive a confirmation by e-mail approximately 3-4 weeks prior to rotation begin date. Apartment numbers will be assigned prior to check-in.
There is one apartment with (1) bedroom in Reidsville that can accommodate up to two students (2 males or 2 females) at a time. The housing is limited for students on rotation in the Reidsville or the Eden area. If you are assigned to the Reidsville housing location, you are allowed to check-in on the first day of your rotation. *Keys can be picked up from the Apartment Manager Monday-Friday 9 a.m-5 p.m. only, the office is closed on the weekends.* Please refer to your housing confirmation for detailed instructions. Woodland Heights Apartments-810 Lawndale Dr. Reidsville NC, 27320. Please call the office prior to checking in. See the features and amenities in the Reidsville Housing PDF in the "Downloads" box.
The wireless network in the AHEC apartments is free for students. The username and password are listed on the housing confirmation. The AHEC office is not responsible for providing technical support for your computer devices as this must come from the manufacturer or issuing body. Our servicer, Time-Warner Cable (Spectrum), however, will provide support if it is a technical connection issue. Spectrum customer service number is 1-866-892-4249. The Internet Usage Agreement Form is available here.
Please note: Students assigned to Burlington will be housed in Greensboro. Occasionally, when housing is at full capacity in Reidsville and Eden, you will be assigned to Greensboro based on availability.
The Greensboro Housing Description PDF is found below in the "Downloads" box.
Greensboro ORPCE serves as a liaison and bridges the connection between the schools and preceptors in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph, and Rockingham counties.
Please find the 2016-2017 ORPCE Guidelines PDf below in the "Downloads" box.
Course coordinators placing students in our region for clinical rotations of approved ORPCE courses need to notify our office of these rotations as soon as possible. The NC AHEC Community Primary Care Rotation Form should be submitted online to our office on each student who is precepted by one of the preceptors within our region. This ensures that the preceptor will be reimbursed for precepting the student.