An internship is an experience within a healthcare facility that earns college credit and has either paid or unpaid hours. The academic facility determines the number of hours necessary per credit. The healthcare facility is required to offer these hours as well as have comprehensive knowledge of the academic facility's objectives. These objectives do not typically require the student to complete competencies during their clinical experience with a patient. Student interns are placed in roles where they have work delegated and projects assigned.

Practicum is a specialized experience within a healthcare facility that is designed to give students supervised practical application of studies through clinical field placement. UP AHEC can provide resources for students to be successful with their rotation in a rural, medically underserved setting

If you are a student or academic facility wishing to coordinate an internship or practicum in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, please register by clicking the button below.


If you have any questions regarding student experiences, please contact UP AHEC!

The Michigan Area Health Education Center (MI-AHEC) was established in 2010 to improve access to primary care for all Michigan residents, many of whom live in areas that have too few health professionals. Through recruitment and retention initiatives, as well as special clinical education programs, MI-AHEC seeks to expose disadvantaged students to health care opportunities, expand the number of underrepresented minorities in the health professions, and encourage students and health professionals to work in areas that need greater access to primary care providers. The national AHEC program was created by Congress in 1971.

Michigan AHEC is funded in part through the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions Federal Grant # U77HP26582

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