Allied Health Career Exploration (AHCE)

Application information                                                        Click Here To Apply

Applications Open: Oct 15, 2023
Early decision deadline: Feb 1, 2024
Regular decision deadline: Apr 1, 2024

Requirements: Online application, personal statement, two letters of recommendation and official transcript.

Preference is given to students from under-represented backgrounds (educational, social, or economic).

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Eligibility requirements

Any rising and current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are interested in patient counseling, medical laboratory sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, rehabilitation counseling, radiation sciences, health administration and gerontology as health careers. 

Program description

AHCE is a two-week residential summer program for students interested in any of the nine health career programs offered by the VCU College of Health Professions. Participants meet weekdays for full-day department/degree program admissions information, hands-on and interactive activities within each discipline, workshops on current healthcare topics, interviewing skills, resume development and more. AHCE participants receive the necessary information to pursue a College of Health Professions application process. 

Lunch and any resource materials required to participate in the program will be provided at no cost to participants. Commitment to full attendance, including an orientation session and closing event, is required to participate.


June 10 - 21, 2024


VCU Health Campus. 

Contact information

VCU P.A.T.H.S. Team at (804) 827-0982 or