Maine AHEC

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 at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor
    • 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.


Self Care and Resiliency during COVID

Dr. Claudia Finkelstein

Healthcare professionals are challenged daily during the pandemic. To be able to care for others, we must also have the tools and practice of caring for ourselves. Watch our webinar with Dr. Claudia Finkelstein for an informative and important training on Self Care and Resiliency during COVID.

Watch the Self Care and Resiliency Webinar

Health Careers Exploration Camp

Every year, the University of New England hosts a free health career explorations camp during which students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities to learn about multiple health professions. For full details on the 2021 summer camp visit our website.


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