National and South Dakota updates on COVID-19

COVID-19 Links

Be part of our national healthcare honors society.

We are currently taking applications from healthcare students interested in going above and beyond their classroom activities.

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Rural Experiences for Health Professions Students

A summer program that places students from two disciplines in rural hospitals for a holistic view of rural medicine.

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Yankton Scrubs Camp in the fall of 2020 has been cancelled. Check back after the first of the year for a potential 2021 spring date.

High school students interested in checking into a variety of healthcare careers will want to attend.

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Missed this event?

No worries, many sessions are available online!

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Veteran's Conference

This event has been cancelled for 2020.

Our Mission

To enhance access to quality healthcare, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through community/academic partnerships. We connect students to careers, professionals to communities and communities to better health.

Our Programs

AHEC Scholars

A honors program for health professions students that supplements their education.


Rural Experiences for Health Professions Students. A 4-week summer program.


You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention. Human papilomavirus.

Disaster Training

A day of disaster response protocol training for university students.