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The School will pay AHEC housing fees for students who are assigned as follows: 

Advanced Immersion Experience:
Any scheduled AIE (elective or non-elective) practice site with a commute greater than 60 miles from the student’s base institution (according to Google Maps). The base institution for each region is the following: 

  • Asheville – Mission Hospital 
  • Chapel Hill – UNC Medical Center 
  • Charlotte – Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center 
  • Durham – Duke University Hospital 
  • Fayetteville – Cape Fear Valley Health System 
  • Greensboro – Cone Health Moses Cone Hospital (1121 North Church Street) 
  • Greenville –ECU Health Medical Center (formerly Vidant Medical Center) 
  • Raleigh – UNC Rex – Raleigh Campus 
  • Wilmington – Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center 

Students are responsible for securing their own housing for experiences located in the Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh regions (AHEC housing is not available in the Triangle area). 

Students are responsible for securing their own housing for out-of-state or international experiences (AHEC housing is not available). 


Immersion Experience:
Practice site with a commute greater than 60-miles from the student’s permanent residence (according to Google Maps). The student’s permanent address must be updated in Rx Preceptor. 

Application Process 

  1. Access the MyAHEC site at 
  2. Create a MyAHEC account. 
  3. Complete the student housing application. 
    • Note: AHEC regions for housing may not be named the same as the School’s regions for scheduling. You will need to know the name of the county where your assigned site is located. 
    • To determine your AHEC region for your housing request, please see counties served in each AHEC region. 
  4. Student questions can be submitted to


Key Information 

  • Housing is first come, first served. Apply early as all requests may not be accommodated. 
  • If a student applies for AHEC housing and housing isn’t available, it will be the student’s responsibility to arrange and pay for his/her own housing. 
  • Sites may require a housing agreement and a monetary deposit. 
  • Housing is randomly assigned. If you wish to room with another student pharmacist, you may request this by contacting the AHEC housing coordinator via email after submitting your housing application. 
  • Housing assignments are communicated with students approximately 4 weeks prior to the start of your experience. If you do not receive housing details within 4 weeks of your experience start date, please reach out to the housing coordinator. 
  • Students may arrive no earlier than 1 day prior to the experience start date, and students may depart no later than 1 day following the experience end date. 
  • Housing may be co-ed with a shared apartment (e.g., common living spaces). Bedrooms within co-ed housing will be separated by gender. 
  • No pets of any kind or size are allowed in AHEC housing. 
  • No one may stay in AHEC housing except the student. Exceptions will NOT be made for significant others or children. 
  • There is no obligation to utilize AHEC housing. Students may choose to explore other options before applying for AHEC housing. 
  • Cancel housing IMMEDIATELY through MyAHEC if your plans change. Those reservations not cancelled 5 days prior to arrival may be subject to penalty or fees by the AHEC and/or the School.