AHEC clinical placements put health professions students in real world settings: migrant, urban, rural, community health clinics and health departments working with underserved populations.
Students who participate in AHEC service learning programs develop an awareness of the economic and cultural barriers in healthcare delivery.
AHEC is uniquely qualified to facilitate clinical placements because of its linkages to local healthcare resources and organizations.
Health professions students who participate in AHEC-sponsored clinical placements have a better understanding of the complex needs of underserved communities.
These students are motivated to provide additional services and to practice in underserved areas following their training