Allied Health Career Exploration (AHCE)

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Applications Open: Oct 15, 2022
Early decision deadline: Feb 1, 2023
Regular decision deadline: Apr 1, 2023

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.

Dates

June 12 - 23, 2023

Location

VCU Health Campus. 

Contact information

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

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the VCU P.A.T.H.S. staff and partnering faculty will continue to follow the healthcare guidelines mandated by VCU in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia as we plan ahead for our 2023 summer programs. Therefore, various programming modalities may be used as necessary (i.e., in-person, virtual, or hybrid).