The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Program (NC AHEC) is seeking proposals to establish up to 5 rural interprofessional clinical training sites. Proposals must include how teaching sites will provide interprofessional training for medical students and nurse practitioner or physician assistant students to transform current models.

  • Associated with House Bill 259 , Section 8.4 (a)
  • Dates to Apply: 01/02/2024 (Request for Proposal will be released) – 02/16/2024
  • Estimated Award Date: 03/01/2024
  • Budget Maximum: $150,000 per teaching site/year. Award length will be two years with possibility of renewal for additional two-year periods, contingent on availability of funds and progress towards project goals.


The goal of this project is to establish model outpatient, team-based clinical teaching sites in rural North Carolina as part of a partnership with one or more medical student programs and at least one or more graduate nursing and/or physician assistant programs and with deliberate planning for interprofessional education and practice.

Who Can Apply

Community based primary care medical practices or groups of practices (Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics) in rural North Carolina are eligible to apply. Documented partnerships with North Carolina institutions that train medical students and nurse practitioner or physician assistant students (e.g., letter of support, academic affiliation agreement, etc.) is required.

Health Systems can submit one or more proposals to establish teaching sites. A site may have more than one location but will be considered one site for purposes of the proposal. Up to five sites will be funded in total.

More Information

An informational webinar will be held on January 5th, 2024 at 2:00 pm. Please register in advance to receive the link to connect:

Contact Us

Jill Forcina, RN, PhD: [email protected]

Adam Zolotor, MD: [email protected]