clinical students and preceptors

ORPCE
Office of Regional Primary Care Education


In response to a shift toward community-based primary care education, the North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program has established an Office of Regional Primary Care Education (ORPCE) in each of the state's nine AHECs. The purpose of the ORPCE is to facilitate and enhance high quality health profession student training in community settings. Students in medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner and Pharm D programs in North Carolina schools are currently being precepted by health professionals in the Greensboro AHEC region.

Housing

The Office of Regional Primary Care Education (ORPCE) provides housing for health professions students during their community clinical experiences.

Follow the Steps Below to Obtain Greensboro AHEC Housing

Step 1

Complete the housing agreement form by clicking on this link Greensboro AHEC Housing Agreement. This form can be faxed or mailed to our office along with the security deposit. Fax (336-832-2851).

Step 2

A $50.00 security deposit is required for all housing applicants. You may either send in a check or pay by credit card.
By Check: Payable to Greensboro AHEC
Send to ATTN: ORPCE, 1200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC 27401. Please include your rotation dates on the memo line of the check.
By Credit Card: Call Tonya Crawford Baldwin at (336) 832-8566.

Step 3

You must complete an online housing application. All requests for AHEC student housing must be made through the statewide MyAHEC website at www.myahec.net. The site will instruct you to create an online account and you can select the AHEC region(s) where you need housing. This process requires that you apply for your own housing; a school/course coordinator will not be able to apply for housing on your behalf.

Housing is on a first-come, first-served basis.

As housing is limited, please submit these forms as soon as possible after your rotation assignment has been scheduled and is definite. All forms and payment must be received in the Greensboro AHEC office before housing can be confirmed and keys issued. You will receive a confirmation of housing by email approximately 2-3 weeks before your rotation begins, provided that all forms and deposits have been received.

Your security deposit will be forfeited if:

  • Housing is not cancelled within 72 hours of your rotation beginning date and you are considered as a no-show
  • Keys are not properly returned at the end of rotation
  • All requirements listed in GAHEC Housing Agreement are not adhered to

Please note: We will not process the security deposit if agreement is not adhered to. Checks will be destroyed and credit card payments will not be processed.

Housing Sites

We have housing sites available in several of our communities throughout the Greensboro AHEC region. A description of the housing accommodations and directions, what the proprietor expects, what is provided, and/or what you need to bring with you is listed under each housing community below:

Asheboro

Greensboro ORPCE maintains one co-ed apartment in the Asheboro area for male and female students. We have the capacity to house eight students in the apartment. If you are assigned to the Asheboro housing location, you are allowed to check-in on the first day of your rotation. *Keys can be picked up from the Apartment Manager Monday-Friday only, the office is closed on the weekends.* Please refer to your housing confirmation for detailed instructions.
You can pick up your keys from:
Madison Heights Apartments (336) 672-3404
2282 N. Fayetteville St., Asheboro, NC 27203.
Please call the office prior to checking in. Email address: madisonheights@embarqmail.com

Asheboro Apartments

Greensboro

There are eight apartments to accommodate students on rotation in Greensboro, Burlington and High Point. These apartments fill quickly and stay full most of the time. All the apartments are almost identical in description. We highly recommend you apply for housing in the Greensboro area as soon as possible after scheduling your rotation through your school. After receiving your housing application, deposit and housing agreement, the Greensboro AHEC Housing Coordinator will determine housing availability and you will receive confirmation by e-mail approximately 3-4 weeks prior to rotation begin date. Apartment numbers will be assigned prior to check-in.

WI-FI: The wireless network in the AHEC apartments is free for students. The password for access can be found on the back of your modem in your assigned apartment. It is also posted in each individual apartment. The AHEC office is not responsible for providing technical support for your computer devices as this must come from the manufacturer or issuing body. Our servicer, Time-Warner Cable, however, will provide support if it is a technical connection issue. Their contact information is provided on the equipment installed in each apartment labeled TWC.

Please note: Students assigned to Burlington will be housed in Greensboro. Occasionally, when housing is at full capacity in Reidsville and Eden, you will be assigned to Greensboro based on availability.

Greensboro Housing Description

STUDENT PLACEMENT

Greensboro ORPCE serves as a liaison and bridges the connection between the schools and preceptors in Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph, and Rockingham counties.
2016-2017 ORPCE Guidelines

Course coordinators placing students in our region for clinical rotations of approved ORPCE courses need to notify our office of these rotations as soon as possible. The NC AHEC Primary Care Rotation Form should be completed and faxed to our office on each student who is precepted by one of the preceptors within our region. This ensures that the preceptor will be reimbursed for precepting the student.