Health Careers Intensive Programs

Foothills AHEC is proud to partner with academic institutions in our service area to connect students with opportunities for deeper exploration of a wide variety of healthcare careers. The mission of the intensive programs is to expose high school students to many healthcare careers via hands-on activities in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, healthcare informatics, etc. through labs in simulation, gait, pharmaceutical compounding, anatomy, microbiology, and more. These opportunities vary among the universities. The programs aim to give high school students (or recent graduates) an inside look at the lives of college students in healthcare professional education programs.

Intensive programs are designed for students already interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Students must apply and be accepted to participate in an intensive program. Fees vary between programs. Click on one of the program types below for specific details.

If you have graduated from a past intensive program, you may be eligible for our Foothills AHEC Scholarship. Click here to see all scholarship application requirements.

 
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Are you interested in learning more about a potential future career in healthcare?

Foothills AHEC collaborates with the University of Georgia to offer a conference to help recent and

soon-to-be high school graduates get on the path to a successful career in the healthcare industry.

For more information please visit the website link below.

 Who

  • students graduating high school in 2021, 2022, or 2023

  • interested in pursuing a healthcare career

  • with a 3.0 or greater HOPE GPA

Where

  • University of Georgia Athens campus

 When

  • June 2021

 Cost

 How

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Brenau University
Medical Scholars Program

High school juniors in Hall and Dawson counties (Georgia) who have an interest in a healthcare career spend four days at Brenau University during the academic year.

 

Students are chosen by their high school Health Science teachers to participate in the  program. 

Accepted students are oriented on a welcome day at the beginning of the school year to prepare them for the hands-on sessions they will attend throughout the academic year. 

 

For more information contact the Health Science teacher at your Hall or Dawson County high school.

 

 
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Piedmont College - Foothills AHEC Health Scholars Program

High school juniors in Banks, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, and White counties 

(Georgia) who have an interest in a healthcare career spend four days at Piedmont College, Demorest, during the academic year.

 

Students are chosen by their high school Health Science teachers to participate in the program. 

Accepted students are oriented on a welcome day at the beginning of the school year to prepare them for the hands-on sessions they will attend throughout the academic year. 

 

For more information contact the Health Science teacher at your Banks, Habersham, Rabun, Stephens, or White County high school.

 

 
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University of North Georgia
Health Scholars Program

Looking for a health sciences experience in Dahlonega, Georgia?

 

More information is coming for a new 2021-22 intensive program with the University of North Georgia!  Check back for details to be posted soon.

 

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