After classroom work in each health related career, students must often travel to another location for clinical experience specific to their content area. Southeast AHEC has supported clinical rotations for family practice, primary care, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, nursing, optometry, lab tech and imaging, dentists and pharmacists.
CLINICAL ROTATION PLACEMENTS
Alaskan clinicians are directly mentoring health program students to increase our workforce. To apply for a clinical rotation in Southeast Alaska, click here for a resident application. If you are a non-resident, click here.
Alaska AHEC maintains a robust long-term tracking system on students funded for clinical rotations.
High School and Beyond
Bringing future health care providers to Alaskan facilities is a win-win for the health of our communities. Students coming in to Southeast Alaska have had consistently excellent experiences in our hospitals and clinics. That increases the likelihood that they will choose to live and work in Alaska. Secondly, providers who mentor the young people tell us they are energized by working with motivated students new to the profession.
An introduction to the many health related career options is key to building student interest in becoming future providers. Since health related careers are the greatest job growth industry for Alaska through 2020, it is imperative that we help students travel those important pathways to solve job discrepancies.
Alaska’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program is strong. Southeast AHEC has facilitated the expansion of CTE courses in high schools, encouraged student involvement in HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America), supported career fairs, welcomed hospital tours, and funded mini health academies. Southeast AHEC has become a go-to for health career information throughout the area.