In its efforts to alleviate health professional shortages, Central Louisiana AHEC offers health career enticement programs to recruit students into medical careers early in their educational experience while providing them with the necessary knowledge and tools with which to accomplish their goals. Career enticement programs are designed to help students plan for their futures and make informed decisions based on exploration of healthcare fields, contact with practicing healthcare professionals, interaction with other students pursuing a career in healthcare, hands-on activities and experiences and more. Each program offers unique opportunities for students to explore different career fields in medicine and enables participants to observe firsthand the variety of healthcare possibilities.



A-HEC of a Summer

 Experience various health careers firsthand.
The AHEC of a Summer Program is an exciting opportunity for high school students who are interested in pursuing a healthcare career. These students are given a chance to explore different career opportunities in medicine while earning volunteer service hours at local hospitals.

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Day with the Doctors

Explore daily life at a medical school.
A Day with the Doctors is a one-day interactive program that offers high school students interested in becoming a physician, the opportunity to experience doctors’ daily activities and life on LSU Health Shreveport and New Orleans campuses.

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CI: Healthcare

Investigate nursing and allied health careers.
CI: Healthcare is an activity-filled day that offers students who have an interest in health careers an opportunity to explore nursing and a variety of allied health careers at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (FRAN-U) in Baton Rouge or the LSU-Alexandria campus.

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DASH into Dentistry

Explore opportunities in dentistry.
DASH into Dentistry is a one day program offering offers students who have an interest in health careers an opportunity to explore dentistry, dental hygiene, dental assistant, and dental lab technician careers at LSU Health New Orleans, School of Dentistry.

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M.A.S.H.  (Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon, and Winn Parishes ONLY)

Medical Application of Science for Health (M.A.S.H.) offers high school students interested in health careers an opportunity to learn how the basic sciences taught in high school relate to medical theories, diagnosis, careers, and treatments. It is a FREE summer program held at the downtown campus of Louisiana State University at Alexandria.

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