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Pee Dee AHEC Continues to Grow Health Careers Program


Students carrying manakin with neck brace and emergency equipment on board
prior to COVID-19
Pee Dee AHEC’s Health Careers Program (HCP) continues to expand in size, outreach, and community involvement. Within the 12-county region, the Health Careers Program worked and partnered with 31 schools in 14 different districts to co-teach and coordinate work-based learning experiences for 24 health science courses. Pee Dee AHEC also expanded HCP’s outreach efforts by coordinating and partnering with nine career fairs, three post-secondary education programs, seven afterschool clubs, one transition-to-work program, and conducting career talks at two alternative schools and four middle schools. To further serve the greater Pee Dee Region, the Health Careers Program participated in 14 advisory boards and conducted a community outreach service event. Pee Dee AHEC is currently planning to create, coordinate, and instruct “pathway” programs targeted at junior and senior undergraduates and gap year students to better prepare them for graduate school. These programs will offer clinical certifications, research and mentorship opportunities, and observations with residents and seasoned healthcare professionals.

Pee Dee Area Health Education Center (AHEC) offers a variety of activities for students in middle, high, and college who may be pursuing a career in the health professions. To learn more about the program, visit the Pee Dee AHEC website.


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