Middle/High School Student Programs

Future Health Professions Program

Classroom presentations for students in our region where our Health Career Coordinators present different health professions for students during their school's academic year. Professions presentations include respiratory therapist, nurse, surgeon, surgical tech, occupational therapist, and more.

Teachers can request presentations online using the Presentation Request Form.

ultrasound simulation
disease control simulation

Health Professions Investigators (HPI)

Statewide online program where students learn about different health professions and careers through the Kentucky AHEC system. Monthly, students log on to Zoom to learn from the health professionals in various sectors and industries. Examples of previous presentations for Health Professions Investigators include a mock code with nurses, forensic pathology through dissection and pictures, etc.

Applications are closed for this year's program.

Check back again next year to access the 2024-2025 application.

Murray State Simulation Lab/Anatomage Field Trips

Opportunities for students in our area to visit Murray State's simulation lab at Murray-Calloway County Hospital, learn about what health professionals do in a hospital setting, and learn about what Murray State University can provide for their education. Students participate in various activities like a mock code on a realistic mannequin. There are also anatomage tables housed at the School of Nursing and Health Professions at Murray State University. These interactive tables allow students to look at the entire human body and dissect animals.

If either of these opportunities sound great for your students, complete the Field Trip Request Form

Purchase AHEC Health Career Academy

Purchase AHEC Health Career Academy involves students learning about different health professions including Speech Language Pathologist, Dental Assistant, and Surgeon to just to name a few. This weeklong summer camp is usually held in June. Past partners include West Kentucky Community & Technical College, MSU School of Nursing & Health Professions, Lourdes Hospital, Baptist Health Paducah, and the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

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anne hess

Anne Hess

Health Career Coordinator