One of Erie Niagara AHEC's goals is to expand and diversify the pipeline of students entering the healthcare professions. These programs are intended to generate interest and increase knowledge of healthcare professions and amplify student intent to pursue these essential careers.
High school pipeline programs range from afterschool programs to research opportunities to summer camps and are open to students in Erie and Niagara Counties. We also offer custom programming based on student or school needs.
The College and Graduate level pipeline programs consist of hotspotting teams, community-based rotations for health profession students, and internships.
"I believe that this program is sculpting me to be the type of health professional I want to become. It has given me real-world experience in engaging patients and how to go about providing effective interventions."
Kofi, AHEC Scholar
Emerging Health Scholars
The goal of the Emerging Health Scholars Program (EHS) is to increase student interest and intent to enter into health professions studies and careers. Through EHS, students participate in interactive lab activities, connect with local universities, and learn essential skills to prepare for a future in healthcare.
Public Health Camps
Erie Niagara AHEC works with local colleges and universities to create interactive and engaging summer programs for high school students. Participants learn about important health topics impacting their communities and how to address them!
AHEC Scholars is a two-year, interdisciplinary hotspotting program in which a diverse group of health profession students work with patients to address social determinants of health. Open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing medicine, nursing, public health, social work, and more!
Student & Resident Experiences in Community Health (SEARCH) students gain essential clinical patient care experiences and learn clinical and decision-making skills in underserved and community-based settings in Erie and Niagara counties. Open to a variety of clinical and pre-clinical undergraduate and graduate students.
This program is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.