DFWAHEC – Dallas/Fort Worth Area Health Education Center

The DFW Area Health Education Center works to improve the health of our communities by developing a quality health care workforce and helping address unmet health needs. Students and faculty from UT Southwestern Medical Center play an integral role in many of these activities.

  • The Health Careers Mentoring Program matches middle school students interested in health care careers with students from all schools at the University.
  • Classroom presentations bring exciting perspectives about health care careers to area schools.
  • Camp MED ACADEMY is a two-week summer day camp with learning and hands-on activities for high school students interested in pursuing health professions.

The DFW-AHEC’s health literacy programs include the Ventanilla de Salud, an event held at the Mexican Consulate General of Dallas, to provide health education to Spanish-speaking people. The Center also participates in many area health fairs, and has taken the lead in facilitating the Binational Health Week Health Fair and Symposium for Health Professionals and Health Profession Students since 2004.

The DFW-AHEC also works to expose health profession students to underserved communities by assisting with community-based clinical and community health rotations.