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The Texas AHEC East - Victoria Region is located at the Victoria College campus and is committed to making our communities healthier. Victoria is the largest of many small rural towns in the Golden Crescent area (seven counties) and serves as a medical, educational and commercial hub to over 250,000 people. Located between Houston and Corpus Christi, Victoria is one of the oldest cities in Texas, founded by Martin de Leon in 1824.
The Victoria Region has played a significant role in educating healthcare professionals in our region! Our physicians and medical community are dedicated and show great interest in training the next generation of healthcare professionals!
Community Based Rotations
For over 25 years, Victoria
Region has successfully placed health profession students and medical students
in rural and underserved sites where they can work one on one with rural
providers to understand their challenges and the unique obstacles of rural
medicine. Students have the chance to
experience small town life as they volunteer and participate in service
learning opportunities in the communities they serve!
to provide education, resources, and health related information to the most
needy in our region.
We assist health profession students to secure affordable, safe housing
while rotating in our community.
Life-long relationships have started here and we are always looking for
new and creative ways to recruit future healthcare professionals to our smaller
Christensen, UNT student doctor, AHEC Scholar,
was invited to stay with a VC Faculty and her family while rotating in Victoria!
DeTar Family Medicine Residency Program is an invaluable partner to Texas
AHEC – Victoria Region. They
rotations to our health profession and medical students to further enhance the student’s
knowledge of rural and underserved populations. IPE is also an integral part of medical
student education at the clinic.
Students will team up with residents and other healthcare professionals
while rotating at the clinic and during rounds. Additionally, many students choose
to house together so they can truly experience team learning, inside and
outside of clinic hours!