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Maine Area Health Education Center

Green pine tree logo of the Maine A H E C Network The Maine Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Network's mission is to alleviate health workforce shortages in rural and underserved areas of the state. AHEC supports that effort by working with academic and community partners to:

  • Provide rural, community-based clinical training experiences for medical and other health professions students
  • Encourage Maine youth and mid-career professionals to explore health careers
  • Support practicing health professionals with continuing education and distance learning opportunities

The Maine AHEC Network consists of the:

  • Program Office at the University of New England (UNE) on the Portland Campus and our three Centers:
    • Eastern Maine AHEC location will be announced soon
    • Northern Maine AHEC at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle
    • Western Maine AHEC at Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington

The Maine AHEC Network is supported by funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services), UNE, and the Finance Authority of Maine.

Health Careers Exploration Camp

Are you a high school student interested in exploring a career in health care? If so, apply for our third annual Health Careers Exploration Camp (PDF).

News

The team comprised of students Adrian Hale, Sarah Barbay, Bethany Gruskin, and Dahne Yaitanes captured first place
The team comprised of students Adrian Hale, Sarah Barbay, Bethany Gruskin, and Dahne Yaitanes captured first place

Students from eight different UNE programs participate in CLARION competition

Nearly 60 UNE health professions students, from eight different programs, recently participated in the CLARION Case Competition, a student-driven national initiative originating from the University...

Justine Monthony (D.O., ’21)
Third-year University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine student Justine Monthony (D.O., ’21) recently completed a community health rotation at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor.

COM student Justine Monthony works to improve rural health care in Maine

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) student Justine Monthony (D.O., ’21) recently completed a four-week rural rotation at Mount Desert Island...

Students from UNE COM and the WCHP provide oral health screenings at the Brunswick Head Start, Oct. 31, 2019.
Students from UNE's College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Westbrook College of Health Professions provide oral health screenings at the Brunswick Head Start, Oct. 31, 2019.

UNE and partners collaborate to promote oral health at Maine Head Start sites

The University of New England Dental Hygiene program , College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), College of Dental Medicine (CDM), Maine Area Health Education Center (AHEC)...