DFW AHEC DFW Area Health Education Center

Health Profession Students
Part of our mission is to develop a quality health workforce. We do this by coordinating community-based training sites for health profession programs, and by linking students to volunteer experiences within the community.

Community Based Education (CBE)
We provide health profession students with quality training experiences for the medically underserved. Our goal is to develop a health workforce that is culturally competent and prepared to serve a diverse population. Click here to link to the CBE site: http://www.utmb.edu/ahec/cbe/

Out-of-State Students
It is a rule of the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners that any out-of-state medical student placed with a preceptor practicing in the state of Texas must be enrolled as a visiting student with a Texas Medical School. Out-of-state Medical students not enrolled in a Texas Medical School, cannot be placed by AHEC. With the proper credentialing, however, AHEC will assist out-of-state students in finding a preceptor within our region.

Who to Contact
Health profession students should contact their clinical coordinator to arrange a clinical training site in the DFW area. The coordinator will then contact a DFW AHEC coordinator.

Nearing Graduation?
Check out these resources:

Texas Health Match
This State-funded web site links employers to anyone looking for a health job in Texas. There's no cost to register, search for posted jobs, and submit a resume which can be viewed by employers. Go to: www.texashealthmatch.com.

Repaying Student Loans
Depending on the type of federal loan you have, there may be options for repayment. The Federal Student Aid website has more information: http://www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov/locate.html. You might also consider applying with The National Health Service Corps, a Federal program offering student loan repayment in return for a term of service. A third option is the AHEC Professional Corps, which offers education grants or loan repayment for working in a medically underserved area.

For more information on these programs contact Tom Knight (Staff).

Volunteering / service learning
Volunteering in an underserved community can be a rewarding experience and will help you become a stronger applicant for health profession programs. Contact Jessica Reading or Tom Knight (Staff) to learn about upcoming opportunities.