Southeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center
Mailing Address: Southeast AHEC
180 Taylor Ridge Road, Suite 101
Hazard, KY 41701
The Southeast KY AHEC offers a variety of rural clinical experiences for medical, dental, pharmacy, and allied health students in a variety of clinical settings for students from the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, University of Pikeville and Lincoln Memorial University. Health profession students from other colleges and universities will be accommodated when possible.
These clinical rotations take place in private practices, community health centers, and area hospitals in the sixteen counties of southeast Kentucky. Voluntary area physicians and health professionals serve as preceptors during these rotations supervising, teaching and guiding students through the clinical experiences.
Benefits of a Rural AHEC Rotation:
The rural rotation will provide you with a one-to-one teaching relationship with a community faculty member. Many factors, including the personality of the preceptor, training, culture, and local resources determine how health care is provided. An AHEC rotation gives the student an opportunity to compare health care delivery and practices in different areas of the state. We hope your clinical rotation will positively influence your decision about where to practice your profession. By living and working in a particular community, you will obtain a better understanding of community needs as they relate to your profession.