Lowcountry AHEC’s Health Careers Program (HCP) and Health Profession Student (HPS) Program are collaborating on the AHEC Pipeline Connects project for the third consecutive year. The project enables participating HPS students to practice working as an interprofessional team by teaching HCP and middle school students about healthcare professions. Lowcountry AHEC also hopes to increase interest and recruit middle school students into their HCP program and, ultimately, to increase the number of HCP students being accepted into health careers programs and becoming health professionals.
In 2016, Lowcountry AHEC will begin Connecting the AHEC Pipeline, an activity that connects eighth grade students at Colleton County Middle School who are interested in health careers with the HCP students and HPS students. During the eighth grade students’ last class period, the HPS students will share information about their health career and discuss what students need to do to be accepted into a health profession program.
Additionally, Lowcountry AHEC HPS coordinators and the health professions students will meet to discuss their respective disciplines. Health profession students will be recruited from colleges and universities from around the Lowcountry for participation.
Stay tuned for the results of the program. To learn more about Lowcountry AHEC, go to www.lcahec.com