Serving Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Lee, Person, Vance, Wake, and Warren counties.


Health Careers and Workforce Diversity
3261 Atlantic Ave, Suite 212
Raleigh, NC 27601-1657
Phone: 919-350-8547
Fax:  919/350-0470

Featured programs and activities:

Health Careers Saturday Academy

Middle school and high school students participate in exciting workshops related to health careers that provide academic and professional growth. Activities include: hands-on health and science workshops, interactions with health care professionals, and health careers enrichment workshops.

Exploration Station - Destination: Health Careers

Middle school students spend one week following a "patient" story in the hospital and learning about health careers as theyinteract with a variety of health care professionals.

Set Your GPS to Health Careers

High school students begin their journey with tools to help prepare them for a future in health care! This one week event covers a wide variety of clinical career options and current health care issues through a combination of classroom activities and tours.

Youth Health Service Corps

Students attend volunteer training to prepare them for working in a health care setting. Then students develop and implement service learning projects that address health issues such as childhood obesity, oral hygiene, health and social issues for older adults, and hunger.

Mini Medical School

High school students learn about topics that are important in the study of medicine and see a glimpse of what it would be like in medical school. Sessions include hands-on and computational science activities on topics such as anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, cardiology, epidemiology, and medical genetics and genomics.

SAT Prep and ACT Prep Workshops

These courses provide strategies for improving scores on the SAT and ACT as well as counseling to discuss individual strengths and weaknesses. Other workshops for parents and students include tips on selecting a college, planning and paying for college.

Outreach Activities

Wake AHEC collaborates with the public school systems and other organizations by participating in career fairs, business alliances, classroom presentations, and other educational opportunities for students interested in health careers. 


Rebekah Carroway“For the last three years, I have had the privilege to be a participant in the Wake AHEC program. This opportunity has changed my life. Through this program, I selected my major for college, and a career for my future. Wake AHEC has provided outstanding, extremely organized role models for me as well. Through hands-on, one-on-one assistance, this program has exposed me to many of the various fields in the health and medical professions. In addition, the diversity of students allowed me to meet different people and create new relationships. Wake AHEC offers an excellent Saturday Mini Medical Camp that I look forward to every month during the school year; and the very best summer camp at UNC-Chapel Hill, just to name two. My goal is to continue to be a part of this program well beyond high school.  I could go on and on, but you must experience it for yourself. You'll be glad you did.”

- Rebekah Carroway, homeschool student

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

  • Appalachian State University
  • Barton College
  • Campbell University
  • Capella University
  • Central Carolina Community College
  • Chowan University
  • Coastal Carolina Community College
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • East Carolina University
  • Elizabeth City State University
  • Elon University
  • Emory University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Gardner-Webb University
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Hampton University
  • Howard University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Lenoir Community College
  • Louisburg College
  • Meredith College
  • Methodist College
  • Miller-Motte College
  • Nash Community College
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina State University
  • North Carolina Wesleyan University
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Piedmont Community College
  • Pitt Community College
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • Roanoke Chowan Community College
  • Saint Augustine’s College
  • Sandhills Community College
  • Shaw University
  • Spelman College
  • Strayer University
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington
  • University of Phoenix
  • Vance-Granville Community College
  • Wake Forest University
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Western Carolina University
  • William Peace University
  • Winston-Salem State University

Partners in the Wake AHEC region include:

  • Central Carolina Community College (Lee County)
  • Central Carolina Hospital
  • Durham County Schools
  • Enloe High School Medical Bio-Science Academy (Wake County)
  • Franklin County Health Department
  • Franklin County Schools Career Technical Education
  • Franklin County Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
  • Granville County Schools
  • Johnston County Schools
  • North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • North Carolina Society of Hispanic Professionals
  • North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
  • Person County Schools
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Science Schools
  • Vance County Schools
  • Wake County Public School System
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • WakeMed Health and Hospitals
  • Warren County Schools