The South Carolina AHEC Health Careers Program works to increase the number of students entering the health professions in South Carolina. Emphasis is placed on underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students in order to address disparities in the health professions workforce. The South Carolina AHEC Health Careers Academy is a health career exploration experience for high school students. Activities demonstrating the use of communications, math and science make up the curriculum specifically designed for future health professions students of South Carolina. Opportunities for Participants Academic Scholarship Standardized Test Preparation Health Professions Shadowing Career Interest Inventory Mentoring Pre-Health Skills Building Hands on Clinical Skills Training Health Professions Certification Summer Internships and/or Pre-College Credit State and National Conference Participation College and University visits High School Credit …. And Much More The South Carolina AHEC Health Careers Summer Institute provides an intensive, residential educational experience for high school and undergraduate students interested in a health professions career. The four-day event includes activities and interactive sessions on academic and career planning, resource development and basic health skills training. Sessions are facilitated by health care practitioners and educators. At the conclusion of the Leadership Institute, a five-week summer program is facilitated by each regional AHEC site. Programs vary by region and may include academic enrichment workshops, college level course instruction, internships in health care offices or facilities or health professions training. Applications are available by contacting your regional HCP Coordinator.
o Be a resident of South Carolina o Demonstrate a sincere interest in the field of nursing o Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0