SOWEGA- AHEC is your local resource to facilitate community-based clinical training for health profession students in real world settings, i.e., urban, rural, community health clinics and health departments working with undeserved populations (including migrant farm workers). By offering clinical placement assistance, housing and travel support, we hope to foster in the return of graduates to practice in the region.
We identify and secure clinical training sites for health professions students enrolled in Georgia educational institutions.
SOWEGA-AHEC provides assistance to medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner and allied health students seeking community-based clinical experiences in our service area. We currently have clinical training sites in 35 of our 38 counties.
Farmworkers Summer Health Projects
Each June we support an intense multi-discipline collaborative of local providers, faculty and students to offer free basic healthcare to 2,500+ migrant and seasonal farm-workers in non-traditional clinical settings in rural southern Georgia.
We have curricula, lesson plans, activities, supporting materials, DVDs, videos, and games used by K-12, colleges, universities, DOLs, career centers, AHECs, and many other organizations throughout the U.S.