Permian Basin AHEC
Permian Basin AHEC awards scholars up to $800 per year, for committing to participate in the AHEC Scholars Program!
Applications Open September 1
AHEC Scholars Program
Program begins September 1st
AHEC Scholars is a program for undergraduate and graduate health professions students interested in enhancing their education and experiences beyond the classroom.
Permian Basin AHEC will award scholars up to $800 per year, for committing to participate in the AHEC Scholars Program.
This program consists of a 40-hour online/at your own pace didactic, as well as a 40-hour clinical observation in a rural or underserved setting.
Seeking students in their last 1-2 years of a professional program listed Below
Approved disciplines are currently under review. Please reach out to Katie Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for an update.
AHEC Junior Scholars
AHEC Junior Scholars consists of high school students who are interested in the medical field.
This program provides the students with information about health careers, training experience through simulations, and clinical experiences, AHEC partners with various programs with the area high schools that teach health science programs and provides necessary equipment that enables the programs to train the students.
- Midland ISD students volunteer at Midland Memorial Hospital.
- Fort Stockton and Iraan students are involved in a program where they will learn concepts in the classroom and then observe skills at their respective hospitals, Pecos County Memorial Hospital, and Iraan General Hospital.
- Ector County ISD students are in a CNA program where they practice their skills in various locations.
- Seminole High School has a CNA program as well as a new Patient Care Technician Program starting in the Fall of 2022.
- Kermit High School students are in a CNA program where they practice their skills in various locations.
- Rankin High School has a Medical Assisting Program.
- Stanton High School has a Phlebotomy course.
- Lamesa High Schools students are able to take CNA and/or Phlebotomy.
- San Angelo has a dual credit Principles of Health Science and Nurse Aide Class available through Howard College.
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To address the health care provider shortage and improve health care access in the Permian Basin and the Concho Valley through education and development of the health care workforce.
- Introduce secondary education students to health careers
- Provide clinical training in rural and underserved communities for students pursuing a health profession
- Support health care providers and organizations with continued education, recruiting assistance, and other activities
- Promote healthy living in our communities and beyond
Making Rural West Texas Healthier
Health Careers Promotion
Permian Basin AHEC introduces students, to career opportunities in health care as well as provides information on a variety of health-related topics. The program strives to motivate young people in rural and under-served areas to choose a career in the health care field.
For information on health care careers go to the Texas H.O.T. (Health Opportunities in Texas) Jobs website, below.
The Permian Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is one of six Centers in the West Texas area. Permian Basin AHEC provides services to twenty-seven counties in the Permian Basin and the Concho Valley through education and development of the health care workforce.
Permian Basin AHEC serves twenty-seven counties which include the following counties:
Andrews, Borden, Crane, Crockett, Coke, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Loving, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Pecos, Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Scurry, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green, Terrell, Upton, Ward and Winkler.
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