Student Health Education Programs
A-HEC of a Summer is an opportunity for high school students interested in learning about health careers to gain hands-on experience. The AHEC of a Summer program is offered in 21 parishes in North Louisiana and sponsored by the Bayou North Area Health Education Center (AHEC), local health care facilities, and school boards.
Students who participate volunteer and rotate through different areas during the 15-day program. Students also participate in workshops provided by area medical organizations and take field trips to other health care facilities and universities in North Louisiana.
The goal of the program is to connect students to careers. The program provides students a greater understanding of health careers and education resources, while providing a fun and memorable experience, thus coining the name “AHEC of a Summer.” Students who successfully complete the program earn up to 100 community service hours on their transcript and a half unit of elective credit, while also earning their CPR certification.
Applications are due March 1.
View A-HEC of a Summer application form.
As an AHEC Alumni interested in applying to medical school the AHEC Rural Scholars Program provides support to students from rural areas in applying to LSU Health-Shreveport-School of Medicine.
Candidates must meet the following eligibility guidelines:
Full-time student at a college or university starting your junior year (year 3)
Minimum ACT score of 22 and college GPA of 3.0 or higher
Hometown population of 20,000 or less
Past AHEC Youth Program participate, including AHEC of a Summer, Day with the Docs, or M*A*S*H
Lend a helping hand to the community and join us as we build an enriched health care system for all. Whether you are a hopeful student or an experienced professional, you can make a contribution. To learn more about the health career programs we offer, feel free to get in touch with us. You can also contact us to inquire about how you can purchase extra uniforms. We hope to hear from you soon!
1513 Doctors Drive Suite 2A
Bossier City, LA 71111