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|AHEC program connects high school students to healthcare careers|
High school students interested in learning about health careers can gain hands-on experience through national award winning AHEC of a Summer program.
The program is offered in 21 parishes in North Louisiana and sponsored by the North Louisiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC).
Students who participate volunteer at a local health care facility and rotate through different areas during the 15-day program. Students also participate in workshops provided by area medical organizations and take field trips to other health care facilities and universities in North Louisiana.
The goal of the program is to connect students to careers.
The program provides students a greater understanding of health careers and education resources, while providing a fun and memorable experience, thus coining the name "AHEC of a Summer."
Students who successfully complete the program earn up to 100 community service hours on their transcript and a half unit of elective credit, while also earning their CPR certification.
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