Southern Regional AHEC celebrates 50 years of health and healing in 2024. Since 1974, we have served as a primary resource for improved access to health care services by offering health care professional education and training in our assigned nine-county region. We continue our mission through our core services, including a family medicine residency, primary and specialty care services, continuing professional development, health careers and workforce development, a comprehensive medical library for professionals, and practice support services.
Join the celebration by clicking below to take a quick trip through time and see how our people and their work made us who we are today.
Southern Regional Area Health Education Center’s (SR-AHEC) role in advancing health care education and health care access is unique and multi-faceted. Helping the medical professional provide high quality care to patients drives everything we do.By offering continuing professional development to practicing health care professionals, we keep people working in allied, behavioral and public health, doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists, up-to-date on new innovations and best practices – translating into more health care professionals knowing exactly what do to about what ails their patient.
Home to Fayetteville’s first family medicine residency program, Southern Regional AHEC recruits eight new resident physicians each year to fulfill their requirements for board certification. After their three-year residency is complete, our intent is to keep those doctors working in our local communities to increase the number of primary care doctors in the region, while improving health care access to our citizens. Since 1974, more than 250 doctors have graduated from the program - with almost half of them staying to work in our nine-county region. For more information on our residency, go to familymedresidency.org
Every room designed, every chair chosen, was done with you in mind.
We are eager for you to see our brand new building and excited to have finally consolidated all of our health care services for patients and health care education for professionals, under one roof! We know that you will be as pleased as we are, once you get a look inside.