Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Programs
The Vermont Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, in collaboration with many partners, improves access to quality healthcare through its focus on workforce development. This includes: pipeline programs in health careers awareness and exploration
for youth in communities across the state; support for and engagement of health professions students at the University of Vermont and residents at The University of Vermont Medical Center; and recruitment and retention of the healthcare workforce
AHEC efforts focus on achieving a well-trained healthcare workforce so that all Vermonters have access to quality care, including those who live in Vermont's most rural areas and Vermont's underserved populations. In addition to workforce development,
AHEC brings educational and quality improvement programming to Vermont's primary care practitioners and supports community health education across the state.
AHEC believes that success in healthcare innovation, transformation, and reform depends on an adequate supply and distribution of well-trained healthcare professionals.
Visit the Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers website or contact AHEC directly for more information about the variety of ways that the Vermont AHEC Program supports students and residents.
Applicability of the Policy
All Medical Students
Related Larner College of Medicine Policies
Related University of Vermont Policies
Related Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Standard(s)
7.6 Cultural Competence and Health Care Disparities
- 7/16/2013 Policy Adopted/Affirmed [Medical Curriculum Committee]
- 8/16/2016 Policy Revised [Medical Curriculum Committee]
- 3/17/2020 Reformatted [Medical Curriculum Committee]
- 2/16/2021 Policy Edited [Medical Curriculum Committee]
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
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