Metro AHEC Program
Development of the UT Metro AHEC stems from the need for ever more diversified ambulatory education opportunities for the physicians of tomorrow. From the long-standing success of the rural, ambulatory AHEC program at UT, this initiative provides students with the opportunity to learn population-centered approaches to health promotion and disease prevention in urban, inner city sites. Students are part of interdisciplinary teams of health care providers and are exposed to clinical care of under-represented populations, including the homeless.
The UT Metro AHEC is available for clinical education for both medical and physician assistant students at the first site, the Mercy Family Practice Center in Toledo, Ohio. The Metro AHEC is an alternative to the current rural program as a means to fulfill the AHEC graduation requirement. To provide educational support from information and reference sources, the site has also been connected via computer to the Mulford Library.