Caucus Overview

The dedication and commitment provided to AHEC West from the members of the health professional caucuses continues to be the core of the continuing education program success. The disciplines represented by these caucuses include Dentistry, Dietetic, Medical, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Psychology and Professional Counseling, and Social Work. Because of the collaborative relationships established among these caucuses, healthcare organizations, and educational institutions, Continuing Education programming continues to serve the needs and interests of our local providers. In cooperation with these partners, training needs are assessed and programs are developed and conducted using national, regional, and local experts as lecturers and consultants.
While each of AHEC West’s professional caucuses is unique, they all have five common goals:
  • To provide forums for professional interchange and networking in academic and applied fields
  • To support and facilitate student recruitment training and clinical education
  • To support the attainment of continuing professional education and certification
  • To advocate for improved healthcare in the Western Maryland region
  • To improve community awareness

Caucus members are practitioners from the AHEC West service area. Membership is open to all of those who meet the professional requirements of the discipline. New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.