Connecting to Better Health
Students to Careers & Professionals to Communities
In the NewsThank you Lyrica Stelle, Chronic Disease Program Specialist, with Vermont Department of Health - WRJ for hosting CSHIP Intern, Zoe Barton this summer. Zoe worked with project with the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley which is affiliated with...
CSHIP In the NewsCSHIP interns Zoe Barton The great work of our CSHIP interns continue. Zoe Barton, a 2023 graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in Biochemistry, is finishing up her CSHIP internship with the Public Health Council of the Upper Valley of...
Aina Rattu, MedQuest Mentor and medical student from The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont shares her experience about the MedQuest program. Spoiler alert, Aina is a MedQuest Alumni.
What is AHEC?
Area Health Education Center. Since 1999, the Vermont AHEC Network has engaged academic and community partners to improve the distribution, diversity, supply, and quality of the health workforce in Vermont, especially in our rural and underserved communities. Southern Vermont AHEC is one of two independent nonprofit regional AHEC centers in Vermont.
Primary Goals of the Vermont AHEC Network:
- Strengthen Vermont’s health workforce development infrastructure through academic and community partnerships.
- Helping to train and develop a diverse healthcare workforce prepared to deliver culturally appropriate, high-quality team-based care with an emphasis on primary care for rural and underserved populations in Vermont.
High School & Middle School
Will you be earning a degree in Health Sciences? Internships can open doors to many career possibilities. Undergraduate students in our College Student Healthcare Internship Program (CSHIP) gain valuable work experience in community-based internships in our region. We offer paid internships that can be in-person, remote, or hybrid depending on the project.
Health Professions Students
Working and living in rural communities where your clinical expertise is greatly needed, offers a deeper connection to the people and their culture. We have numerous community projects that provide rewarding and meaningful experiences that can positively impact underserved populations.
What Students Say
“Southern Vermont AHEC was integral in my exploration of medicine and has continued to provide insight into my future career as a physician. I am grateful for these opportunities and recommend AHEC programs for any student interested in the healthcare field.”