map of North Dakota Area Health Education Centers

North Dakota Area Health Education Center

The North Dakota Area Health Education Center (AHEC) works to enhance access to quality primary care and public health in rural and underserved areas, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through community and academic partnerships.

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students k-college

Students K-College

  • Information on 200+ healthcare careers
  • Health career resources to teachers, parents and guardians
  • HOSA—Future Health Professionals chapter and competitions
  • Collaboration with schools and healthcare facilities for career events

Learn About Students K-College »


clinical rotations

Opportunities for Healthcare Students

  • Clinical Rotations » Provides stipends for clinical rotations in a rural or underserved area
  • AHEC Scholars » A two-year certificate program with interdisciplinary curricula to implement a defined set of clinical, didactic, and community-based activities

students k-college

Medical Professionals

  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Information on connecting healthcare students to healthcare professionals
  • Mental Health First Aid training

Learn About Medical Professionals »


rural communities

Rural Communities

  • Information on mentoring a healthcare student in your community
  • Technical assistance for HOSA – Future Health Professionals chapters in rural areas
  • Become a host family for students in rural clinical rotations

Learn About Rural Communities »