University of Wisconsin–Madison
Area Health Education Centers
Area Health Education Centers

AHEC for Students

Offering Wisconsin students educational enrichment opportunities, internships, and academic programs, to nurture and support interest in health careers.

AHEC Programs

  • AHEC Scholars – A two-year interprofessional program that prepares students in Wisconsin nationwide program for a diverse, skilled primary care workforce in rural and underserved communities.
  • Health Career Camp – Health Careers Camps are five day programs held around the state of Wisconsin. These camps allow the students to experience first hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of health professions.
  • Wisconsin Express – Week-long immersion experience for college students in all health professions held annually in mid-May at about a dozen regional sites, with selected additional offerings during Spring Break.
  • Community Health Internship Program (CHIP) – Summer intern programs provide hands-on learning opportunities for students and assistance to local health departments.
  • Primary Care Clerkship (PCC) – 3rd year medical students at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Preceptorship – 4th year medical students at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Interprofessional Healthcare Case Competition – Teams of students from a variety of health disciplines are given the opportunity to conduct an analysis of the interprofessional efforts during the care of a patient/client.
  • Global Health Institute Training Workshop – High school students interested in pursuing a career in the field of health care to learn about the topic of Global Health and gain a better understanding of how social circumstances and environmental resources influence health.