Clinical Rotations Database
Indiana AHEC Network, in collaboration with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), created and developed the “Underserved Clinical Rotations Database” as a resource for NHSC Scholars and other health professional students in preparation for service in underserved communities. AHEC Regional Center’s spent several months inventorying and documenting underserved clinical rotation training opportunities within their region throughout the State of Indiana for NHSC Disciplines, which include:
- Medicine (MD or DO)
- Dentistry (DDS or DMD)
- Nurse practitioner (NP)
- Certified nurse-midwife
- Physician assistant
- Various Mental Health Professionals
The database allows students to search for training opportunities in underserved communities for their respective disciplines based on geographic region and other search criteria.
A training opportunity was defined as “underserved” if the location in which it was offered contains a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) as determined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Students may reference HRSA’s National Shortage Designation Database at http://www.hrsa.gov/shortage/ for additional information regarding HPSA and MUA designations. Furthermore, all documented training opportunities indicate if they are currently approved NHSC sites. Students may reference the most current list of Approved NHSC sites by going to the NHSC page of HRSA’s data warehouse at http://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/nhscdetail.aspx.