Established in 1972, the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC) was one of the 11 originally funded projects of the federal AHEC program. It functions as a cooperative effort of the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina, South Carolina community teaching hospitals, and regional AHEC Centers.

The agency's programs: increase the number of young people who aspire to become healthcare professionals, emphasizing underrepresented ethnic minority groups and the economically disadvantaged; facilitate clinical rotations for health professions students in rural and underserved areas; increase the physician workforce by sponsoring graduate medical education residency training programs; enhance clinical competence by providing educational programs for healthcare providers at or near their workplace; and increase the healthcare workforce by maintaining programs to recruit and retain primary care providers.

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  • The South Carolina registered nurse workforce 2018 

    South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-18)
    This report, produced by the South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce at the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium, describes the RN workforce in South Carolina based on data reported by RNs during their ...
  • 2020 South Carolina AHEC annual report 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2021-01-27)
    This annual report provides a summary of several of the programs that are addressing the present and future healthcare needs in our state and shows how SC AHEC provides a wide range of services across South Carolina. The ...
  • South Carolina AHEC scholars handbook 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2020-09)
    The South Carolina AHEC Scholars program is a part of a national initiative to prepare tomorrow’s health professionals to become leaders in interprofessional, transformative practice who serve those who need it the most. ...
  • South Carolina AHEC Rural Dentist Program fact sheet 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2020-10-28)
    The intent of this program is to assist dentists in repaying educational loans in order that they may practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in South Carolina or serve as full-time faculty at the MUSC College ...
  • South Carolina AHEC Resident Scholarship Symposium 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2020-06-24)
    Each year we are proud to host the South Carolina AHEC Resident Scholarship Symposium in partnership with the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (SCAFP). Unfortunately, this year we were unable to host the event ...
  • Health careers modules 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2020-04-23)
    South Carolina AHEC is offering 20 free self-paced online modules open to high school students in the state to develop academically proficient and self-confident future health care professionals. The offerings are in three ...
  • South Carolina AHEC scholars handbook 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2019-12-04)
    The South Carolina AHEC Scholars program is a part of a national initiative to prepare tomorrow’s health professionals to become leaders in interprofessional, transformative practice who serve those who need it the most. ...
  • Annual report 2019 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2019)
    This annual report provides a summary of several of the programs that are addressing the present and future healthcare needs in our state and shows how SC AHEC provides a wide range of services across South Carolina. The ...
  • The registered nurse workforce in South Carolina - 2016 

    South Carolina Office for Healthcare Worlforce (South Carolina State Library, 2018-07)
    This document contains information about the Registered Nurses actively employed as nurses in South Carolina as reported by the nurses themselves during their biennial license renewal process ending on April 30, 2016.
  • The licensed practical nurse workforce in South Carolina - 2016 

    South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce (South Carolina State Library, 2018-11)
    This document contains information about the Licensed Practical Nurses actively employed as nurses in South Carolina as reported by the nurses themselves during their biennial license renewal process ending on April 30, 2016.
  • Primary Care Service Areas in South Carolina 

    South Carolina Office for Healthcare Workforce Analysis & Planning (South Carolina State Library, 2016-03)
    This project was developed in collaboration with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Primary Care Office in order to identify primary care market areas and resources within South Carolina. ...
  • Annual report, 2013 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2013)
    This annual report provides a summary of several of the programs that are addressing the present and future healthcare needs in our state and shows how SC AHEC provides a wide range of services across South Carolina. The ...
  • Annual Report 2014 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2014)
    This annual report provides a summary of several of the programs that are addressing the present and future healthcare needs in our state and shows how SC AHEC provides a wide range of services across South Carolina. The ...
  • 2012 annual report 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2012)
    This annual report provides a summary of several of the programs that are addressing the present and future healthcare needs in our state and shows how SC AHEC provides a wide range of services across South Carolina. The ...
  • 2011 annual report 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2011)
    This annual report provides a summary of several of the programs that are addressing the present and future healthcare needs in our state and shows how SC AHEC provides a wide range of services across South Carolina. The ...
  • 2009 annual report 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2009)
    This annual report provides a summary of several of the programs that are addressing the present and future healthcare needs in our state and shows how SC AHEC provides a wide range of services across South Carolina. The ...
  • 2008 SOUTH CAROLINA AHEC ANNUAL REPORT 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2008)
    This annual report provides a summary of several of the programs that are addressing the present and future healthcare needs in our state and shows how SC AHEC provides a wide range of services across South Carolina. The ...
  • 2006 annual report 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2006)
    This annual report provides a summary of several of the programs that are addressing the present and future healthcare needs in our state and shows how SC AHEC provides a wide range of services across South Carolina. The ...
  • 2005 annual report 

    South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This annual report provides a summary of several of the programs that are addressing the present and future healthcare needs in our state and shows how SC AHEC provides a wide range of services across South Carolina. The ...