South Carolina AHEC: Lowcountry, Mid-Carolina, Pee Dee, Upstate

A full calendar of upcoming continuing education programs across the state is available via the button below.

Statewide Programming Calendar

Upcoming Professional Development Programs

January 5

Banishing Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care for Healthcare

In-person | Lowcountry AHEC

January 10

The Cutting Edge: Assessing and Treating Clients with Self-Injurious Behaviors

In-person | Pee Dee AHEC

January 11

Who You Going to Call? Rapid Response Team (RRT)

Webinar | Lowcountry AHEC

January 12

Critical Care Nursing (CCRN) Certification Crash Course Review

In-person | Upstate AHEC

Cultivating the Supervisory Alliance: Strengths, Stressors & Solutions

Webinar | Pee Dee AHEC

January 12-13

IV Therapy and Phlebotomy Overview

In-person | Mid-Carolina AHEC

January 13

Phlebotomy Skills for the Healthcare Professional

In-person | Lowcountry AHEC

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

Webinar | Upstate AHEC

January 14-15

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-A) Forensic Nursing Blended Learning Curriculum

In-person | Upstate AHEC

January 18

Trauma Certified Registered Nurse Certification Review Course (TCRN)

In-person | Lowcountry AHEC

January 20

The Basics of Adult Social Security Disability and SSI Disability Cases

In-person | Pee Dee AHEC 

January 23

Practicing Mindful Self-Care for Health Professionals through Zen Practice

In-person | Pee Dee AHEC

January 28-29

CNOR Exam Prep and Review Course

In-person | Upstate AHEC

South Carolina COVID-19 Virtual Grand Rounds Series On-Demand Recordings

The Infectious Diseases Division of Prisma Health Medical Group is hosting live COVID-19 Grand Rounds on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in partnership with SC PHCA, SC DHEC, SCHA, UofSC School of Medicine, UofSC College of Pharmacy, SCMA, SCORH, SEAETC, and Mid-Carolina AHEC.

Unable to attend the live sessions? View on-demand recordings of the live sessions online for free. 

New sessions include:

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Applications Open SC Behavioral Loan Repayment Program

*Now Accepting Applications*

South Carolina Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program

The Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program aims to address gaps in access to mental health care and disparities in health outcomes between rural and urban areas of South Carolina. This program helps repay educational loans up to $25,000 a year for two years for qualified behavioral health professionals who contract to practice in rural and/or underserved areas of the state.

To be eligible for this program, professionals must have completed an accredited graduate training program, hold a valid and active license, and be employed full- or half-time in the provision of behavioral or mental health care. Qualified disciplines include:

  • Clinical nurse specialists in psychiatry/mental health (APRN, CNS)
  • Nurse practitioners in psychiatry/mental health (APRN, NP)
  • Physician assistants in psychiatry/mental health (PA, PA-C)
  • Psychiatrists, all specialties (MD, DO)
  • Psychologists (PhD, PsyD)
  • Social workers (LMSW, LISW)
  • Licensed professional counselors, associate (LPC)
  • Marriage and family therapists, associate (LMFT)
  • Addiction counselors, associate (LAC, CACII, CCS, MAC, NCACII, ADC, AADC)


Professionals participating in the Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program must fulfill their service obligation at an eligible practice site located in a Mental Health Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) in South Carolina. Additional practice site eligibility requirements include Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and sliding fee scales. This program does not connect professionals with employment, applicants must be employed at an eligible site in order to participate.

Find Out More and Apply

Applications are available online and the deadline to apply is April 19, 2023.

The South Carolina Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program is funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA Grant #H56HP46820) and administered by SC AHEC. Requirements for this program are in accordance with HRSA program requirements for the State Loan Repayment Program.

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