The A-HEC of a Summer Program is a FREE and exciting opportunity for high school students who are interested in pursuing a health care career. These students are given a chance to explore different career opportunities in medicine by volunteering at local hospitals. Program participants learn about health issues, patient care, and health care career options, as well as information on education and training for health care professions, volunteer work and opportunities, and job readiness skills.
A-HEC of a Summer provides dedicated students an insight into the various medical fields through observation and hands-on experience. While serving the community, students can earn 1/2 high school AHEC elective credit and CPR certification. Students will also attend workshops and field trips.
A-HEC of a Summer typically takes place during the month of June (some programs begin in late May) beginning with a mandatory family orientation held one evening prior to the program in May. The program concludes with an awards and recognition event.
Application Deadline is March 1st. All applicants will be notified after the deadline has passed and all applications have been reviewed by staff. Email notifications will be sent to all students concerning the status of their application and date/time for interview. Selections are based on application and interview. Student that are accepted will be required to confirm their partication via an online link in the acceptance email.
This program is open to students residing in the following parishes: Ascension, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Grant, Iberville, LaSalle, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Rapides, Vernon, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, and Winn.
*Program dates for individual program sites will not be available until mid-March 2023.