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Carolina Story: Virtual Museum of University History

AHEC staff travel across the state by airplane

A shortage of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals continued to face North Carolina. With the support of federal funding, the university responded to this problem in 1972 by creating the Area Health Education Centers (AHECs). AHEC provides clinical and health care training for local communities across the state. By 1975, nine regional AHECs operated in North Carolina. University staff travel by airplane to reach these clinics.