My goal as the Preceptor Coordinator for this area is to help you gain fulfilling educational experiences by providing community-based learning opportunities and clinical experiences within the rural and urban underserved communities of southwest Georgia. Community-based training will give you a unique opportunity to experience health care in a real world setting and interact one-on-one with your community based preceptor and patients. Current research has shown that health care professions students who have participated in these experiences have a better understanding of the complex needs of underserved communities.
The SOWEGA AHEC is a non-profit regional health education center, based in Albany, Georgia. Our mission is to increase the supply, distribution and education of health professionals in southwest Georgia.
Counties served by the SOWEGA AHEC:
Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Calhoun, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Webster, Wilcox, Worth.
The SOWEGA AHEC is pleased to be able to offer benefits to students training within one of the counties within our service area. Some of the benefits offered are student housing, travel assistance and OVID access. Please contact our office for full information on all of our services. In order to receive any of the benefits listed, you must complete and return an AHEC student support form.
On behalf of the SOWEGA AHEC staff, welcome and we hope you enjoy your time spent in southwest Georgia! We look forward to working with you.