This after school program is for 9th and 10th grade students attending the City of Medicine Academy (CMA) in Durham. The CMA is an academically rigorous high school designed to prepare high school students for post-secondary health care education or to enter into the health care workforce.
Since the mid-90’s, the Duke AHEC Program has partnered with the CMA to provide students with enrichment education and activities to promote health careers.
The goal of this program is to expose the CMA freshmen and sophomores to a myriad of health careers at Duke as well as to engage them in hands-on learning, such as, suturing, conducting lab experiments, or observing health care providers in action. Students participate in afterschool activities at Duke Hospital twice a month for 2 ½ hours each visit. Program enrollment is limited to Freshman and Sophomore students who attend the City of Medicine Academy.

In an effort to provide health careers and college preparatory programs to students in the broader Durham community, the Duke AHEC program offers the following activities:

Future Leaders in Health Care Conference
SAT Prep Course

Health Careers Saturday Academy
Workshops are held one Saturday each month from September through May of each year.  Students explore a wide variety of health professions, learn about important issues in health care and how to prepare for future careers.  Separate sessions are offered for high school students and middle school students.  Workshops are conducted at the Andrew’s Conference Center on the main campus of WakeMed Raleigh unless otherwise noted in registration materials.  Workshops fill quickly, so pre-registration is required.

Exploration Station: On Track to a Health Career
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a patient in the hospital?  What would it be like to work there as a healthcare provider?   While attending this five-day health careers “adventure” sponsored by Wake AHEC, students meet various health professionals and learn about health careers as they tour hospital departments and participate in educational activities.  A minimal fee applies to this program.

Topics covered include: Emergency Services, Laboratory, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Surgery, Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, and more.
NC-HCAP has nearly 40 years of experience in providing career and educational resources for North Carolina pre-college and college students, teachers, parents and community leaders. With a highly talented and dedicated staff, NC-HCAP is committed to guiding and supporting our students in making informed decisions about their educational and career paths. –
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Camp Med is a one-week summer day camp designed to recruit, educate and prepare high school students for careers in the health profession. Each camp’s logistics are the result of collaboration
between the local school system and the local hospital. Students receive the NC Health Careers Manual which provides information for 88 careers. The program specifically aims to identify at least fifteen (15) diverse high school students in grades 9-12 who have an interest in and the academic potential for a career in the health sciences. These students are chosen from the seventeen (17) counties that make up the Northwest AHEC region.9-12 CERTL/Northwest AHEC Mini-Fellowship in Research Program. There is no cost for this program. Dates vary by county. Please contact your science teacher or guidance counselor for more information.

The Future Leaders in Health Care Conference targets high school students that have a strong interest in healthcare as a future career. The conference includes educational workshops and discussions on specific topics like leadership development, public health issues, cultural diversity in healthcare, adolescent health, volunteerism, bioterrorism, and more. Students also have the opportunity to network with several colleges and universities and healthcare professionals.

This conference is part of the NC AHEC mission to improve the supply and distribution of the healthcare workforce by providing support at every link of the educational pipeline. Focus is placed on minority and disadvantaged students because statistics show that in all health professions, minority populations continue to be under-represented relative to the overall population in the state. The United States Department of Health and Human Services states that “increasing the number of minority health professionals is viewed as a partial solution to improving access to care. Several studies have shown that under-represented minority health profession graduates are more likely to enter primary care specialties and to voluntarily practice in or near designated primary care workforce shortage areas.”

SciCamp (Elementary)
SciCamp is a day camp from July 14 through August 8, 2014 at SciWorks in Winston-Salem. Half day camp (9am-12pm) for rising kindergarten and first grades and full day camp (9am-4pm) for rising 2nd through 6th graders. The cost for K-1st group is $100 per week for SciWorks members and $125 per week for non-members. For the 2nd-3rd grade and the 4th-6th grade groups the cost is $190 per week for SciWorks members and $220 per week for non-members.
Please call 336.767.6730 for more information.

Summer Enrichment Program (Elementary)
Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System hosts the Summer Enrichment Program at Brunson Elementary School in Winston-Salem for 5 weeks beginning June 23rd through July 25th, 2014.

Please contact Mr. Brad Oliver at 336.748.4070 or
email for more information.

Awareness Activities and Programs
Northwest AHEC provides technical assistance and partnerships for the following activities/programs:

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Regions 5 & 7 Annual Fall Leadership Retreat
The primary focus and mission of HOSA is to promote career opportunities in health care. Therefore, Northwest AHEC has partnered with HOSA for the past three years on this health career-oriented activity as well as hosted it. Participants include both educators and students who have an opportunity to learn from health care professionals at WFBMC through a variety of specific departmental presentations and tours. Additionally, the retreat focuses on topics such as leadership, college admissions and medical careers. Seventy educators, responsible for grades 9–12, from 25 counties (17 of the counties are within the Northwest AHEC region), as well as, students from these grades and same counties participated in the 2012 N.C. HOSA Regions 5 & 7 Fall Leadership Retreat.

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Annual Science Fair
Northwest AHEC has continued to be a supportive partner of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools’ Annual Science Fair. Rather than supporting the participants during the day at SciWorks, this year we formally hosted the middle and high school science fairs in our Deacon Tower office space and subsequently hosted the formal luncheon awards presentation at our Bridger Field House facility. More than 99 students, parents, high school science teachers/administrators and local scientists participated in this annual WS/FCS Science Fair.

CATCH (Catch a Totally Cool Health Career)
Catch focuses on third through fifth grade students. The objective of this program is to introduce children to health careers through the random selection of pre-chosen healthcare careers and the use of medically oriented props (i.e., clothing and equipment).  Please contact the Greensboro AHEC office to schedule program.

Students Hot On the Sciences (SHOTS)
Co-sponsored by North Carolina A&T State University, Department of Biology is a six week residential enrichment program for high school juniors and seniors. This program provides quality science instruction, “hands-on” discovery based research training and career enrichment that will give students a competitive edge for successfully matriculating through college.  Students are engaged in rigorous academic courses and exposed to genetic research.

University of North Carolina School of Medicine
The Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, announces its internship program in clinical psychology, offering comprehensive field training to qualified doctoral students. This program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association and holds membership in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The internship program is administered by the psychology faculty in the Department of Psychiatry of the UNC School of Medicine and takes place at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and in various community-based settings. Inpatient, outpatient, and community settings provide experience with children, adolescents and adults, as well as consultative experience with other agencies.

Students should apply for an adult-focused internship in the Behavioral Medicine, Eating Disorders,
Clinical Forensic program, or for a more child-focused internship in the Clinical Child-Pediatric,
TEACCH, CIDD, or Clinical Child-Community programs.

Susan Zlotlow, Ph.D., Director,
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation,
American Psychological Association, (202) 336-5979,
750 First Street, NE,
Washington, DC 20002-4242.

Pharmacy Technician Training Initiative
This is a semester-long program focusing on preparing high-school juniors, seniors, and undergraduate students to become certified pharmacy technicians and/or to become pharmacists.  Students will take evening classes and work with a preceptor at a retail and hospital pharmacy.  Upon completing the classes and clinical rotations, students take the national PTCB Examination in the spring and fall to become certified pharmacy technicians.

Teen Health Career Club
The health career club is designed for middle and high school students whom are interested in learning more about careers in healthcare.  Students will enjoy health science workshops, health career speakers, site visits, games and more! The middle and high school program run concurrently.

Director, Health Careers and Workforce Diversity
Greensboro AHEC
1200 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401-1020
(fax) 336-832-2851

Eastern AHEC
Charlotte AHEC
Heroes Health Career Connection: A Teen Health Career Club
October 2014 – May 2015
H2C2 is a health career club for high school students that are interested in learning more about careers in healthcare. It meets once a month from 6pm – 8pm. Students will thoroughly enjoy health science workshops, field trips, health career speakers, games and so much more! Registration for this school year is now closed. Applications available June 2014.

September 19-20, 2014
December 12-13, 2014
Register today! Raise your SAT scores! This course is taught by Mr. Morrison Giffen of the Princeton Review. Mr. Giffen has over 15 years of experience in providing successful, high quality test preparation for SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT students.

Future Leaders In Healthcare Conference
May 2014
(For current HEROES students only)
The North Carolina AHEC in conjunction with its Health Careers and Workforce Diversity Council will host its annual Future Leaders in Healthcare Conference in a different city in North Carolina every year. This conference is for 9th-12th grade students who are interested in a career in healthcare. The conference will introduce students to healthcare professionals, college and university representatives, an array of workshops and speakers and extra-curricular activities designed with students in mind.
Heroes Summer Program (For Current Heroes Students Only)
This one week residential program is for students in grades 10-12 (2013 – 2014 school year) who have an interest in pursuing a career in healthcare. Students will interact with healthcare professionals and participate in an array of medical science workshops designed to expose them to various careers in healthcare. Students from Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools also qualify to receive course credit through the CMS Academic Internship Program. The application for the 2014 Summer Camp will be available in the Spring of 2014.

New! High School Nurse Aide I Summer Program (Open To Any High School Student)
Are you a high school student that wants to get your Nurse Aide certification and work as a Certified Nursing Assistant? Then this is the summer program for you! The Nurse Aide I Program is a 130-hour non-credit course providing the resources and enhanced learning opportunities for students to develop appropriate, fundamental patient care skills in a supervised and controlled setting. The CCHS Nurse Aide I Program is approved by the North Carolina Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) and meets Federal Guidelines.

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As school representatives request health career speakers, you will be contacted. If you are available, the school’s speaker request information will be forwarded to you. Charlotte AHEC will provide you with giveaways and information to give to the teacher and students at your request. Please call 704.512.6568 or email Gabriela Staley with questions.

For Middle And High School Students
Health Career Workshops
The Health Career Workshops are an outreach program for students (middle and high school) about health careers, academic skills and making good choices. It is packed with activities, games and prizes. This Workshop is designed to increase the interest, number and motivation of students considering a career in the health profession. The workshop lasts one-two hours based on your individual needs.

Career Fair Presentations
This 30-45 minute interactive presentation targets middle and high school classes. It features a 15-minute video and a 15-30 minute class discussion about the different careers in health. It ends with a short activity that introduces them to the North Carolina Health Careers Manual.

Diversity: Understanding The Importance of Diversity as it Relates to Patient Care
The demographics of the world in which we live are changing everyday. Current and future healthcare providers will need to be equipped with the personal skill sets that will enable them to serve patients of many different races and cultures. Students will learn the meaning of the word “Diversity”, understand its importance as it relates to providing excellent patient care and learn how to be champions for diversity in their school, home and community. This workshop is filled with discussion, activities and interaction.
May Cheung
Director, Nursing, Quality Institute, Health Careers & Diversity Education
704.512.6531 phone
704.512.6568 fax

Aggie Enrichment Camps
The objective of the Aggie Enrichment Camps at North Carolina A&T State University is to provide enrichment activities and promote interdisciplinary learning experiences for elementary and middle school students throughout the summer. Parents and campers have the opportunity to choose from many programs and attend one or several camps. The Aggie Enrichment Camps is a full-day program that starts June 17 through August 1, 2014. Camp hours are 8:30am – 4:30pm, with early drop off beginning at 7:30am, and late pick up until 6:00pm. The registration deadline is two weeks prior to each camp session(s).
Grades: 1st – 8th
Program Director: Carolyn Strachan (
Phone: 336-334-7810

TRIO Upward Bound
Upward Bound is a federal TRiO program, funded by the United States Department of Education. The purpose of Upward Bound is to generate in the participants the skills and motivation necessary to graduate from high school, and enter and graduate from a post-secondary education program. Upward Bound operates in three components: An Academic Program, Summer Program and a Bridge Program. Grades: Rising High School Freshman

Program Director: Judy Wilson
Phone: 336.285.3823
Grades: Rising 9th -12th grade currently enrolled in the Upward Bound Math & Program

ECSU-Minority Health International Research Training Program (E-MHIRT)
The program provides opportunities for minority students to gain valuable international biomedical/public health research experience under the tutelage of prominent African scientists in South Africa. A major goal of the Elizabeth City State University MHIRT Program (E-MHIRT) is the cultivation of a global research culture on minority health and health disparities in which E-MHIRT participants (students and faculty) and their African counterparts present a united front to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities in their own communities.
The research areas include

  1. drug discovery for treatment of diabetes, cancer (including photodynamic therapeutics) and hypertension,
  2. determining whether waist circumference is a predictor of insulin resistance and
  3. survey of diabetes self-management practices, resistance to diabetes treatment and diabetes self-efficacy. Students return and present their research at such meetings as the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, American Chemical Society, American Association Cancer Research and Federation of the American Association for Experimental Biology.

Ephraim Gwebu 252.335.3233 or

Duke University Medical Center’s Doctoral Internship Training Program in Clinical Psychology, part of the Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Medical Psychology, provides one year of doctoral-level internship training in the essential skill areas of Clinical Psychology: assessment and diagnosis, effective intervention, consultation and evaluation, and supervision.  Training takes place in a health care setting and offers all interns training in general Clinical Psychology, as well as the opportunity to concentrate on specific areas of Health Psychology.

Interns must successfully complete 12 months of full-time 2500 hour training experience to earn a certificate of completion.  Successful completion is based on full attendance and passing evaluations by at least an intermediate level of performance by supervisors and mentors in the major skill areas of Clinical Psychology.  Duke University’s policies provide for equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment and admission to all programs of the University.

Contact Information for Program:
Director of the Psychology Internship Training Program:
Karen C. Wells, Ph.D. (
Training Program Admin: Patrice Mansfield (

Mailing address:
Psychology Internship Training Program
Lakeview at Pavilion East
2608 Erwin Road, Suite 300
Durham, NC 27705
Main Office Phone:  919-668-0084
Main Office Fax:  919-668-0088

Dental Programs provide top-quality training for careers as a dental hygienist or dental assistant. These are well-paying careers for those who enjoy working closely with patients, helping them achieve and maintain good oral health.

The Dental Assisting diploma and Dental Hygiene degree programs begin in August of each academic year and both use a selective admissions process. Applicants are rated using a point-based consideration process in January and the top-12 applicants are admitted to their respective program. Prospective students must complete prerequisites and the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) prior to consideration.

Accreditation: The dental hygiene and dental assisting programs have been granted the Accreditation Status of Approval Without Reporting Requirements by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The next site visit scheduled for the programs will be in 2015.

Call the Dental Programs Admissions Counselor at (919) 718-7234 for specific admission requirements and to schedule an information session.
A copy of the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting Accreditation Standards and CODA Policies and Procedures, including those for complaints, may be obtained by calling 1-800-621-8099. The Standards may also be found online at American Dental Association (ADA) or in writing at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.