Student Placement

How it Works

Clinical training opportunities are available to students in all health-related disciplines in most of Utah's rural communities and select urban clinics sites. AHEC support may include preceptor identification/coordination, limited mileage reimbursement, housing subsidy (if needed), and community support.

Placements are funded through a number of partners and contracts, including Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Association for Utah Community Health’s (AUCH) Student/ Resident Experiences and Rotations in Community Health (SEARCH), and the Utah Medical Education Counsel (UMEC). Students and residents are eligible to submit an application for AHEC support if they are interested in practice in Utah’s medically underserved sites (urban and rural) and are in good standing within their academic program.

Tracking Requirements

Due to the requirements of our partners and contracts, annual student tracking reports are required. Students and residents who complete an AHEC and/or SEARCH rotation will be contacted annually for updated information regarding career progression, including practice site and specialty choice, which will enable us to comply with federal information requirements. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THESE SHORT SURVEYS BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED EACH YEAR.

Placement Requirements

Students must complete an application available at the Utah AHEC (University of Utah) website. Applications should be submitted at least six weeks prior to the placement start date. Clinical training is available through the local AHEC offices (see web pages for more specific information regarding training sites). The clinical coordinator will contact you as soon as an application has been received. Additional paperwork may be required depending on the clinical site’s requirements. Should the placement need to be altered or cancelled, please notify the clinical coordinator ASAP at

Contact Information

Tatiana Allen-Webb
Utah AHEC Clinical Coordinator
Phone: 801-585-5287

Contact Information

Isabella Alder, MPH
Associate Director, Utah AHEC
Phone: 801-587-3410