HPREP 2015 cohort

Student Programs

Oregon AHEC,in partnership with Oregon Communities, strives to improve the education, training and distribution of healthcare professionals in the state. We believe it is important to provide information, education and exposure to the many healthcare careers available beginning at the elementary school level.

Through career fairs, job shadowing, science clubs and other career exploration activities, student have an opportunity to be mentored by professionals and develop strategies for following a healthcare career path. 


From June 1-22, 2016, Alaska AHEC is offering the Rural Immersion Institute of the North (RIIN) program to expose pre-professional health majors to rural and/or underserved healthcare experience. Students will have a one-of-a-kind expeirence traveling to some of the most remote communities in the United States in order to walk in the shoes of healthcare providers in the Last Frontier. Eligible applicants include undergraduate juniors and seniors, gap year students and professionals returning to graduate school. Detailed information can be found in in this brochure.


HPREP is a collaboration between OHSU and the AHECs around the state. This program replaces MedStars and provides high school students in grades 11 and 12 exposure to and resources for a future career in science or healthcare. The three day summer camp seeks to:

  • Encourage diverse students to study in the health and science fields
  • Expand the understanding of the health care field and employment possibilities
  • Provide insight into OHSU educational programs, admissions processes and financial aid
  • Connect students to resources at OHSU, throughout the state and in their local community

Please check our website in the new year for updates on camp dates for 2016! 2015 Program Information

Teacher Resources

With grant funding from the Howard Hughes Institute, Oregon AHEC has also developed the In-A-Box learning resource for teachers in Grades 4-8.  This innovative learning "in-a-box" approach allows teachers an opportunity to extend their classroom teaching.

Boxes include:

  • Grade appropriate station activities with step-by-step instructions
  • Books, artifacts, technology, DVDs, student reproducible materials and lesson extensions
  • Oregon Content Standards included for lesson activities

Boxes are available to Oregon teachers at NO charge, delivery and pickup provided, and may be borrowed up to 3 weeks.

The In-A-Box program is administered through Northeast Oregon AHEC