Serving Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph, and Rockingham counties.
Director, Health Careers and Workforce Diversity
Featured programs and activities
Summer Enrichment in Mathematics and Science (SEMS) Program
A six-week residential enrichment program for high school juniors and seniors. Students are engaged in rigorous academic courses and exposed to public health research related to minority and disadvantaged populations.
Partnership Enhancing the Graduation & Academic Skills of Underserved Students (P.E.G.A.S.U.S.) Program
The Pegasus program is a partnership between North Carolina A&T State University (NCATSU), the Greensboro Area Health Education Center, Ben L. Smith Senior High School and James B. Dudley Senior High School. PEGASUS is a science tutorial program developed for minority and disadvantaged high school students currently enrolled in chemistry or physical science.
Cultural Diversity Workshop
Designed for educators, community volunteers, and health and human service professionals working with minority populations. Emphasis is placed on cross-cultural mentoring and communication.
Pharmacy Technician Training Initiative
Semester-long program focusing on preparing undergraduate students to become certified pharmacy technicians and/or to become pharmacists. Students will take evening classes and work with a preceptor at a retail and hospital pharmacy. Upon completing the classes and clinical rotations, students take the national PTCB Examination in the spring and fall to become certified pharmacy technicians.
Web site devoted to providing health career information for middle school students in a fun and colorful format. Features of the site include a membership component for students and information for educators and youth leaders wanting to explore health careers with students.
Co-sponsored by North Carolina A&T State University, Department of Biology and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The purpose of this fair is to provide parents with information that will improve their knowledge of available scholarships, financial aid and other information relevant to financing college expenses.
Health Careers Information & Enrichment Workshops
Created and sponsored by the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program (NC-HCAP). Interactive workshops for 5th - 12th grade students designed to motivate and encourage targeted students to consider career opportunities in the health professions. Each two-hour workshop also provides participants with information about college preparation, admissions requirements, financial aid resources and information on various health issues affecting today’s youth. All HCIE workshops are held in collaboration with NC HCAP.
Partnership in Math and Science (PIMS) Camp
PIMS is a six-month math and science tutorial program for minority and disadvantaged students. An additional week-long camp for middle school children focusing on math and science skills, with a sub-focus on health careers, is conducted in the summer.
“Since I was a child, I have been intrigued by the idea of becoming a health professional. During my Summer Enrichment in Mathematics and Science (SEMS) Program experience, my interest in pursuing graduate studies and medical schools intensified greatly. My interests include studying the genetic basis of disease and the genetic mechanisms, and the SEMS Program prepared me well in order to reach that goal. The program helped develop my interest in the field of genetics, as well as gave me an overview of health careers. Now that I am familiar with the amount of dedication and hard work essential to project advancement, I am more focused on my goal of becoming an excellent health care professional than I ever have been.”
Matthew Lau, student
Many students who have participated in Greensboro AHEC programs have gone on to attend colleges and universities including:
Health Professions Schools
Partners in the Greensboro AHEC region include: