Permian Basin AHEC

Permian Basin AHEC

Permian Basin AHEC awards scholars up to $800 per year, for committing to participate in the AHEC Scholars Program!

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Applications Open August 1

AHEC Scholars Program


Program begins August 1st

AHEC Scholars is a program for undergraduate and graduate health professions students interested in enhancing their education and experiences beyond the classroom.

Permian Basin AHEC will award scholars up to $800 per year, for committing to participate in the AHEC Scholars Program.

This program consists of a 40-hour online/at your own pace didactic, as well as a 40-hour clinical observation in a rural or underserved setting.

More about AHEC Scholars (pdf)

Seeking students in their last 1-2 years of a professional program listed Below


Program Level

Clinical Laboratory Science BS/Year 3 & 4
Clinical Medical Assistant (CMA) 9-18 Months/Anytime
Clinical Nursing Assistant(CNA) 9-18 Months/Anytime
Community Health Worker (CHW) 9-12 Months/Anytime
Counselor Masters/Year 1 & 2
Dental Assistant 9-12 Months/Anytime
Dental Hygienist AD: Year 1&2/Anytime
BS: BS/Year 3 & 4
Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine 4-Year Post-Graduate/
Year MS3 & MS4
Kinesiology BS/Year 3 & 4
Licensed Professional Counselor Masters/Year 1 & 2
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) 12 months/Anytime
Master in Social Work Masters/Year 1 & 2
Medical Doctor 4-Year Post-Graduate/
Year MS3 & MS4
Nuclear Medicine 12-18 months/Anytime
Nurse Practitioner Masters/Year 1 & 2
Occupational Therapy Masters/Year 1 & 2
Occupational Therapy Assistant 12-24 months/Anytime
Pharmacy Masters/Year 1 & 2
Physical Therapy 4-Year Post-Graduate/
Year MS3 & MS4
Physician Assistant Masters/Year 1 & 2
Psychiatry Mental Health 4-Year Post-Graduate/
Year MS3 & MS4
Public Health Masters/Year 1 & 2
Radiography Technician 12-18 months/Anytime
Registered Nurse ADN: Year 1&2/Anytime
BSN: BS/Year 3 & 4
Rehab Counseling Masters/Year 1 & 2
Respiratory Therapy AD: Year 1&2/Anytime
BS: BS/Year 3 & 4
Social Work BS/Year 3 & 4
Sonography Technician 12-18 months/Anytime
Speech Language Pathology Masters/Year 1 & 2
Speech Pathology Masters/Year 1 & 2


AHEC Junior Scholars

AHEC Junior Scholars consists of high school students who are interested in the medical field.

This program provides the students with information about health careers, training experience through simulations, and clinical experiences, AHEC partners with various programs with the area high schools that teach health science programs and provides necessary equipment that enables the programs to train the students.

program Details:

  • Midland ISD students volunteer at Midland Memorial Hospital.
  • Fort Stockton and Iraan students are involved in a program where they will learn concepts in the classroom and then observe skills at their respective hospitals, Pecos County Memorial Hospital, and Iraan General Hospital.
  • Ector County ISD students are in a CNA program where they practice their skills in various locations.
  • Seminole High School has a CNA program as well as a new Patient Care Technician Program starting in the Fall of 2022.
  • Kermit High School students are in a CNA program where they practice their skills in various locations.
  • Rankin High School has a Medical Assisting Program.
  • Stanton High School has a Phlebotomy course.
  • Lamesa High Schools students are able to take CNA and/or Phlebotomy.
  • San Angelo has a dual credit Principles of Health Science and Nurse Aide Class available through Howard College.

Interested in a Health Careers Presentation? Let us know!

AHEC Mission & Activities

Our Mission

The mission of the West Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is to address the health care provider shortage and improve health care access in West Texas through education and development of the health care workforce.

To accomplish its mission, the West Texas AHEC focuses on the following strategies:

  • Introducing youth to health careers through in person presentations or virtual
  • Supporting rural clinical training for students who are in the health professions
  • Provide practice support to existing health care professionals by providing in person and online continuing healthcare education programs
  • Promote healthy living

Permian Basin-AHEC works closely with high schools, colleges and universities, community-based health care professionals, community leaders and students.

Health Careers Promotion

Permian Basin AHEC introduces students, to career opportunities in health care as well as provides information on a variety of health-related topics. The program strives to motivate young people in rural and under-served areas to choose a career in the health care field.

For information on health care careers go to the Texas H.O.T. (Health Opportunities in Texas) Jobs website, below.

Texas H.O.T. Jobs

Permian Basin AHEC Service Area

The Permian Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is one of six Centers in the West Texas area. Permian Basin AHEC provides services to twenty-seven counties in the Permian Basin and the Concho Valley through education and development of the health care workforce.

Permian Basin AHEC serves twenty-seven counties which include the following counties:

Andrews, Borden, Crane, Crockett, Coke, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Loving, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Pecos, Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Scurry, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green, Terrell, Upton, Ward and Winkler.

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Katie Miller
Center Director
(432) 685-4795


Technology Center
Room 140

PBAHEC studebts on hospital tour

PBAHEC students on hospital tour

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