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.

Click to read student reflections!

Yankton Scrubs Camp in the fall of 2020

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

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Veteran's Conference

This event has been postponed with more information to come in the near future!

VA Suicide Prevention Survey

Requesting your participation with our questionnaire pertaining to community awareness and perceptions surrounding suicide.

Click here to access survey

Free Virtual Conference

Keynote speakers include Tony Hoffman, Pro BMX Competitor and Actor Sean Astin.

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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.