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Southwest Border AHEC PEAAKS (Providing Enrichment Academic Activities and Knowledge to Students Interested in Healthcare) program is designed for high school and university students who aspire to become healthcare professionals. PEAAKS promotes academic preparation and motivation for high school and college students through year-long sessions and summer programs designed to develop academically proficient and self-confident future health care professionals.

INTERESTED IN HEALTHCARE?

Our pipeline programs offer creative, hands-on and innovative health career opportunities for pre-college level students.

Chart & Stethoscope

PHASE I

INTRO TO HEALTH

CAREERS

Explore...

  • H.O.T. Jobs in Texas

  • Network and consult with currently practicing healthcare professionals

  • Community Engagement Opportunities (Volunteer)

PHASE II

EXPERIENTIAL

LEARNING

Engage in...

  • Hands on learning

  • Shadowing experiences

  • Career exploration and preparedness

Doctor's Desk

PHASE III

RESEARCH AND SCHOLASTIC PREPARATION

Lead in...

  • Research based projects

  • Experiential activities

  • Personal statements for medical school or university

Application is open until last Thursday of September (yearly)

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Public Health Camp

The Public Health Camp consists of a one-week program designed to introduce and promote public health professions to high school students in our service area.

College Enrichment Program

The College Enrichment Program (CEP) is a tuition free two-week program for undergraduate freshmen and sophomores interested in entering the health professions. 

PEAAKS Summer Enrichment Camp

The camp consists of hands-on healthcare related activities along with career exploration experience for high school students.