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Health Professions Students

Southern Alabama AHEC  committed to expanding the health care workforce, maximizing diversity and facilitating distribution, especially in underserved communities.  We offer support services for health profession students in college and university programs. We encourage students to schedule clinical rotations in Southern Alabama, provide reimbursements for rotation housing or mileage costs, promote the National Health Service Corsp (NHSC) and Nurse Corps programs, and more! Working with colleges, universities, and community partners, AHECs target economically disadvantaged students and those from underrepresented minority groups.

Finding A Preceptor

Having trouble finding a clinical preceptor for your required rotations? Southern Alabama AHEC can help! We assist in finding placement for primary care rotations including family, pediatric, OBGYN, and mental health. Forms can be downloaded from Homepage under Downloadable Forms.

Mileage and Housing Assistance

Graduate-level health profession students who have found a preceptor, are in the process of completing a rotation, or have already completed a rotation are eligible for mileage or housing assistance for their rotation. Forms can be downloaded on Homepage under Downloadable Forms.

NHSC and Nurse Corps

The SAAHEC staff serve as Ambassadors for NHSC and Nurse Corps. The programs provide scholarships and loan repayment opportunites to healthcare career students in exchange for serving in rural areas. Click here for more information. 

Job Shadowing

SAAHEC can assist students in arranging job shadowing opportunities with local healthcare professionals. Click here to submit a job shadowing request form. 


SAAHEC has complied a listing of resources for students in our 10-county service area. The listing includes health career information, virtual activities, details about local universities and colleges, and more! Click here to view the listing. 

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