Eastern Area Health Education Center

Jump-Start Your Healthcare Career with Our Student Services in Eastern North Carolina

One of the best ways to succeed in your healthcare career is to get an early start — and Eastern AHEC is here to help. We offer a number of student services for students of all ages and disciplines.

From training preceptors to connecting you to enrichment programs, our staff does everything that we can to support the workforce pipeline and build a strong future for the healthcare community of eastern NC. We provide resources for students as young as middle school, and work to sustain them throughout their career in healthcare.

Resources for Health Science Students

As a health sciences student, you can take advantage of the broad range of clinical experiences we provide through connections with the four NC medical schools, the health sciences schools of East Carolina University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and regional community colleges. Our staff works closely with the faculty of these schools to implement strong community-based learning experiences for students.

In addition, Eastern AHEC has several options for student housing throughout eastern North Carolina. Check out our current availabilities and apply through your MyAHEC account.

Resources for Health Sciences Students

ORPCE was created in the 1990s at the nine NC AHEC centers to facilitate the teaching of primary care students in a community setting. Today, with approximately 1,170 community sites, ORPCE covers works with students of many disciplines, including medical, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, certified midwifery and UNC-CH PharmD students. We also provide support for preceptors with training, development and more across the state.

Find Support for Students at Eastern AHEC

Whether you’re a high school student, college student or a pre-professional student, Eastern AHEC has something for you to help you hit the ground running as you prepare for your healthcare career. View our additional online resources, and contact us at 252.744.5221 today with your questions.

Eastern AHEC is proud to support upcoming healthcare providers by offering student services and housing across eastern North Carolina.