Lowcountry AHEC

Our Vision:

To be a leader in building a collaborative educational system

designed to optimize the health of South Carolinians.


Our Mission:

To enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventive care, by improving the education, supply and distribution of healthcare professionals through community/academic partnerships.


Our Core Values:

Excellence, Integrity, Effectiveness, Professionalism, Service, and Efficiency


Our Goals and Objectives

Health Careers Program (HCP)

  • Facilitate a coordinated, statewide approach for increasing the number and diversity of students entering the health professions pipeline in South Carolina.

Health Professions Student Program (HPS)

  • Increase the supply and improve the distribution of primary care providers and other healthcare professionals through recruitment and retention programs.
  • Foster the development of health professionals who are clinically competent and responsive to the needs of communities.

Continuing Education (CE)

  • Enhance the knowledge, skills and competencies of healthcare professionals in South Carolina (specifically the 12 counties of the Lowcountry AHEC region) to meet the needs of our state’s population.