Our tagline, Recruit, Train, and Retain, is supported through the work we do with our preceptors.  Staff at Area L AHEC serve health science schools by providing resources and potential preceptors to health science schools across the state.  We support preceptors and assist students and schools in the following ways:

Health Science Schools

Area L AHEC staff work with university course directors and clinical coordinators to assist with finding potential preceptors within the five-county (Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash, Northampton, and Wilson Counties) region of Area L AHEC.


Area L AHEC staff supports preceptors through preceptor development activities and access to the AHEC Digital Library (ADL). We also serve as a preceptor advocate in local and statewide discussions.


Students are supported through

  • Information technology assistance
  • Library Services assistance
  • Local educational seminars and workshops
  • Student housing
  • Assistance with site identification

Area L AHEC maintains 7 apartments in Rocky Mount, Roanoke Rapids, and Wilson to serve the needs of students rotating within the region.

For more information, email Michaela Hamm call (252) 972-6958.