Greensboro AHEC

Greensboro AHEC

Serving Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph, and Rockingham counties.


Director, Health Careers and Workforce Diversity
Greensboro AHEC
1200 North Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401-1020
336-832-8025 (fax) 336-832-7591

Featured programs and activities

Puppet Bunch

We are introducing educational materials that will feature lovable puppets - the Careers in Health Puppet Bunch. Each puppet represents a different career in health. Through this multi-media experience, the puppets are matched with real professionals who look like them and share the same career. The materials portray multicultural and non-traditional gender roles that represent the 21st century in health care. Teachers like and appreciate the program and find that it fits into their health and science curriculum.

Puppet Bunch targets children in grades kindergarten through second grade. It is designed to introduce children to health careers while breaking down perceived ethnic and gender barriers through the use of puppets. This program increases awareness of healthy behaviors and the importance of calling emergency 911 through participation in group games. This is a free service provided by the Greensboro Area Health Education Center.

Catch a Totally Cool Health Career (CATCH)

CATCH focuses on third through fifth grade students by introducing them to health careers through the random selection of pre-chosen healthcare careers and the use of medically oriented props (i.e. clothing and equipment).

Teen Health Career Club

The health career club is designed for middle and high school students interested in learning more about careers in health care. Students will enjoy health science workshops, health career speakers, site visits, scholarship and leadership information, college tours, SAT Prep classes, games and more! Students meet the second Monday of each month.

Annual NC AHEC Future Leader's in Healthcare Conference

This is a three-day annual conference for North Carolina high school students that have a demonstrated interest in health care as a future career. Through educational workshops & discussions, the conference provides students with an extraordinary opportunity to be exposed to college life, higher learning opportunities, decision making skills, college resources and tools for personal growth.


The Preparation of Underclassmen for Science and Healthcare (PUSH) Program, coordinated by North Carolina A&T State University, Department of Chemistry, is sponsored by the Greensboro Area Health Education Center. The program is scheduled for two weeks in the summer. The program considers freshmen students who are seriously planning higher education in health careers, math and science.

Summer Health Institute (SHI) Enrichment Camp

SHI is a three-week non-residential program for current high school rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Its main objective is to stimulate interest in careers in the health care industry. Through the program, students will participate in science and math enrichment classes, research, and career exploration. The research projects will focus on careers in the health care industry or health-related topics. SHI students also gain exposure to a number of structured activities, including field trips, workshops and laboratory demonstration, instruction on computer applications, technical, scientific writing and public presentations.

Cultural Diversity Workshops

These workshops are designed for educators, community volunteers, and health and human service professionals working with minority populations. Emphasis is placed on cross-cultural mentoring and communication.

Health Careers Information & Enrichment Workshops

These workshops are created and sponsored by the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program (NC-HCAP). Interactive workshops for 5th through 12th grade students are 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. Please contact the Greensboro Area Education Center to request workshops.

P.T.T.I Pharmacy Technician Training Initiative

Pharmacy course focusing on preparing high school juniors, seniors, undergraduate students or individuals returning to the workforce to become certified pharmacy technicians and/or to become pharmacists. Students will take classes and work with a preceptor at a retail or hospital pharmacy. Upon completing the classes and clinical rotations, students take the National PTCB Examination to become certified pharmacy technicians.

Career Workshops

Greensboro AHEC offers a variety of workshops to include SAT and ACT workshops for students and parents. The purpose is to provide parents with information that will improve their knowledge, how to help students prepare for the SAT and ACT, look for available scholarships, financial aid and other information relevant to financing college expenses.



"I was one of this year's representatives for Greensboro AHEC at UNC Greensboro. This was my first time attending the conference, but I loved every single moment of it. We stayed in honors dorms, engaged in leadership activities, and listened to inspirational speakers and had fun all at the same time. But that’s not all; we even had a student panel so whatever questions we had, they got answered. Before starting the fun, of course, we had an icebreaker which was actually fun -- everyone had a smile on their face while music was playing and beach balls were thrown in the air. Sounds interesting huh? If you would like to be a part of a rewarding program you should join your local AHEC teen health club. This club will help you become more informed of the many different health careers while also earning service learning hours serving your community. The Teen Health Club has helped me with understanding the health field so much more than just listening about it -- but getting hands-on with materials. We are the future leaders of the healthcare so let’s get together and prove it!" -Frances Crouch

"Through AHEC programs, I am motivated to engage in many new activities. The AHEC programs have helped me to expand my knowledge of health careers and the health care system. Today, I am interested in pharmacy because AHEC has taught me what a dynamic and flexible career it can be." - Madison Price

"Currently, I'm at training at the Internal Medicine Residency at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. After residency; I am interested in completing an adolescent medicine fellowship and a master's in public health with an interest in community-based research in addition to practicing as a general internist. SEMS and SEP gave me that extra exposure to math and science as well as various health care fields through several classes, site visits, speakers and workshops. To this day, I still remember my experiences and the people I met through participating in these programs. It was a confidence booster and motivator to be surrounded by other minorities who had the same interests. It was also encouraging to know that there was a support system in place that nurtured my desire to become a physician and assisted with my professional growth. Specifically, through the AHEC SEMS program, I learned how to write a research paper and give a formal presentation. I remember presenting about heart disease in African American women and feeling a sense of accomplishment (and relief) afterwards, especially after I worked so hard. Through SEP, I took challenging math and science courses that prepared me for my future undergraduate coursework. In addition to learning even more about the health care field, I also learned how to become a competitive applicant for medical school." - Lakeisha Entzminger




Many students who have participated in Greensboro AHEC programs have gone on to attend colleges and universities including:

  • Duke University
  • East Carolina University
  • Hampton University
  • High Point University
  • Howard University
  • Morehouse College
  • Winston-Salem State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Old Dominion University
  • Shaw University
  • South Carolina State University
  • United States Military Academy
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Wake Forest University
  • Xavier University

Health Professions Schools

  • Brody School of Medicine, ECU
  • Campbell University School of Pharmacy
  • Mayo Clinic Medical School
  • Meharry Medical College

Partners in the Greensboro AHEC region include:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Bennett College for Women
  • Centro de Accion Lation (CAL)
  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
  • Greensboro Human Relations Commission
  • Guilford County Public Health Department
  • Guilford County Schools
  • Lianda Resource Solutions
  • Morgan Support Services
  • Moses Cone Health System
  • National Association of Medical Minority Educators, Inc. (NAMME)
  • National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women (NANBPW)
  • NC Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
  • North Carolina A&T State University - Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Human Development and Services, Institute for Public Health, School of Nursing, College of Arts and Sciences
  • North Carolina Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • North Carolina Health Careers Access Program
  • North Carolina Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • The Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative
  • The Life Skills Institute, Inc.
  • UNC Greensboro - School of Health & Human Performance, Department of Public Health Education
  • UNC Program on Ethnicity, Culture & Health Outcomes
  • Women's Outreach Mission Empowerment Network, Inc.