AHEC conferences from summer 2017
Learn more about the Annual Trauma Informed Care Conference from May, and the Venous Thromboembolism Seminar, which occured in July.
Michigan AHEC sponsors legislative breakfast
On May 24, Michigan’s five Area Health Education Centers went to Lansing to educate law makers about the importance of recruiting, training and placing the next generation of healthcare providers in Michigan’s medically underserved, healthcare provider shortage areas.
Health Careers Connection Progam
During summer 2017, through a partnership with the College of Health and Human Services, the Western Regional Area Health Education Center launched the inaugural cohort of the Health Careers Connection program at Western Michigan University.
High School to Health Career Mentor Program at Van Buren Tech Center
During the 2016-17 school year, the “HIGH SCHOOL to HEALTH CAREER” Mentor Program partnered college students majoring in health and human services at WMU with high school students at the Van Buren County Technology Center who are interested in health careers. New mentors are needed for 2017-18. Learn more about the program, including how to volunteer.
Health career presentations at the Hispanic Center of West Michigan’s Summer Learning Academy
Nearly 60 middle and high school students from Kent County attended health career presentations on July 17 and 18 at Western Michigan University’s downtown Grand Rapids location.
Baldwin Family Health Care (BFHC) celebrates 50 years
AHEC would like to acknowledge BFHC for its dedication to providing quality healthcare in underserved areas of West Central Michigan. BFHC was the first Community Health Center in Michigan and the third in the nation. It helped pioneer the “one stop shopping” for health care by providing medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, radiology and lab services all under one roof. BFHC has five sites: Baldwin, Cadillac, Grand, McBain and White Cloud, with physical sites in Baldwin, Grand and White Cloud schools.
Financial aid and scholarship resources
Many of the AHEC community partners offer health care scholarships for a variety of disciplines. Scholarships are available to attend WMU, for students interested in pharmacy, from the State of Michigan to study in a primary care field such as nursing, along with countless more opportunities. For more information contact the WR-AHEC office.
Meet Ashley, AHEC's summer intern
My name is Ashley Ott and I am currently an intern here at AHEC for the Summer I semester. I am 23 years old and was born and raised near Grand Haven. I am very excited to graduate with my undergrad in Interdisciplinary Health Services at the end of June.
Former interns tell how they landed a first job
Jeffrey Selingo from the New York Times tells us about a must-read for college students. Internships are the key to landing your first professional job out of college.
Click here to read the full article.

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