Developing opportunities for future health professionals to receive clinical training in underserved areas and recruiting faculty committed to working with them.
Health care workers often return to practice where they trained, and students learn from experience that it’s rewarding to work in underserved areas. That’s why AHEC connects young people, students and practicing professionals to training opportunities with minority and disadvantaged populations, in rural areas such as the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Partnering with medical and other health professions schools, we connect students with dedicated preceptors, who share knowledge and experience in the context of their day-to-day practice.
In addition, AHEC provides housing for students during their rotation period so that they may experience “life in the community”. The Clinical Education program allows students a chance to see firsthand the needs, as well as the opportunities in health careers on the shore.
The Preceptors/Clinical Instructors are located throughout the nine counties served by the AHEC. Additionally, in cooperation with the University of Maryland, we offer clinical education services in St. Mary’s county in Southern Maryland.
The Eastern Shore AHEC is forever indebted to the many preceptors who provide clinical rotations to University of Maryland medical students. Our clinical education program, led by Andrea Dayton, is central to the mission of the AHEC to increase access to care in our region. We cannot thank you each enough.
The Eastern Shore AHEC maintains six apartments for use by students who are doing their Rural Rotation on the Eastern Shore. Each apartment is fully furnished, professionally cleaned bed linens, towels, bedspreads and kitchen towels are supplied. Pots and pans, coffee pot, vacuum cleaner, laundry detergent, soap and cleaners are on hand. Basically, all the student needs to bring are personal items and his/her own food. When possible, each apartment is professionally cleaned before another student moves in.
AHEC has housing in the following locations:
Easton (Talbot County),
Salisbury (Wicomico County),
Berlin (Worcester County) and North East (Cecil County)
Cecil County: North East
This new apartment has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and can house a maximum of 4 students. Students can commute to Havre de Grace and Elkton.
Talbot County: Easton
This apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom and accommodates up to three students. Students are able to commute from this apartment to Caroline , Dorchester, and Queen Anne’s Counties.
Wicomico County: Salisbury
This unit is a two bedroom /two bath apartment and houses 4 students.
Students are able to commute to Ocean City, Berlin, and Princess Anne.
Worcester County: Berlin
This townhouse has 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms and can accommodate 5 students. Students can commute to Salisbury and Ocean City.