DFW Area Health Education Center
AHECs are multi-institutional, multidisciplinary, community-based programs designed to address the primary health care workforce needs of medically underserved communities. AHEC staff members collaborate with academic and community members to achieve results in several programmatic initiatives. AHECs focus on medically underserved areas (MUAs), health profession shortage areas (HPSAs), and the disadvantaged.
While the Dallas/Fort Worth area is home to some of the nation's most affluent communities and premier medical institutions – a significant proportion of the community has difficulty accessing health care. One role of DFW AHEC is to develop and implement programs to ensure there are enough primary care and other practitioners to meet the needs of the underserved throughout the community.
One of these programs is CAMP MED, a two-week summer day camp for high school students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions.
DFW AHEC's offices can be found on the concourse level of the Paul M. Bass Administrative and Clinical Center, located on UT Southwestern's North Campus.