4th Year Electives, Student Rotations & Housing

Welcome students!

4th Year Electives

Thank you for your interest in our MAHEC Residency Programs. To learn more on how to apply for a 4th year rotation, please click on 4th Year Elective Rotations at left. We have rotations in Family Medicine, Ob-Gyn, Psychiatry and General Surgery. If you have a strong interest in practicing in Rural Family Medicine, we have rotations in Hendersonville and Boone, NC.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Lisa Keiber. We look forward to hearing from you!

Lisa Keiber
Director, 4th Year Programming
UNC School of Medicine Asheville Campus
fax: 828-398-4778



Student Rotations & Housing

Our Center for Health Professions Education is pleased to support your training with assistance securing clinical rotations and short-term housing in Western North Carolina.

The Office of Regional Primary Care Education (ORPCE) at MAHEC facilitates quality, community-based primary care education for health science students enrolled in programs associated with NC Area Health Education Centers. Our focus is to further primary care education for physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and pharmacy students in ambulatory community sites, especially in rural and underserved areas, as well as to provide support services for preceptors and associated health science schools.

ORPCE provides short-term housing (less than 60 days) for health professions students during their community clinical experiences. Our office is a liaison between health sciences schools and preceptors in Buncombe, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey counties. Please visit our housing page to learn more.

Request a student rotation or shadowing opportunity at MAHEC. 

NOTE: Due to changes implemented as a result of COVID-19, we are currently prioritizing clinical shadowing experiences for students from affiliated schools and programs based on need and availability.

Jasmine Wood
Program Coordinator
Office of Regional Primary Care Education