Summer Health Internship Program

Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center

MSI AHEC is a member of the NYSAHEC System and the National AHEC Organization (NAO)

Programs & Internships

Programs and Internships

Manhattan Staten Island AHEC helps to promote minority interest in the health-care professions.

NYS AHEC Scholars Program

Develop the skills and competencies you need to improve the health and well-being of those who need it most.

NERA MedPrep & HCOP Academy


MSI Projects and Community Outreach

Opioid Prevention Education Project

Educating providers, students, and communities to combat the opioid epidemic across New York State.

Health Profession Career Opportunities

Explore health career opportunities from our partners.

Champions of Diversity

Honoring Champions in Public Health, Health Advocacy & Health Professions Education.

Student Engagement

MSI AHEC welcomes the opportunity to engage with students as they explore, start or continue in their medical/health care career journey.

We are currently adhering to all public health and safety protocols due to COVID 19 and are reaching our students virtually through online programs and other social media platforms.

When it is safe to do so MSI AHEC looks forward to reaching students through in-person educational forums, conferences, speaking engagements, school fairs and other venues.


You're invited to meet with representatives from up to 39 medical schools from the comfort of your home on May 24, 2023, from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET at our free Choose DO Medical School Virtual Expo. This event is hosted by the...

You’re Invited to Apply to Saturday Academy

NYU College of Dentistry is hosting the Saturday Academy’s 11th annual program for underrepresented minority and low-income students interested in healthcare careers. Saturday Academy is run by current NYU dental students originating from...

SUNY Optometry RSVP

Participating in Session All students are invited to participate.

MSI and Partners

Connecting Students to careers, Professionals to communities, and Communities to better health.

Meet our Scholars

Malaika Dewes

Summer Health Internship Program Alumna

My summer in Harlem was one that will forever be embedded in my heart! Fresh out of high school, I was able to shadow the medical team in the birthing center in Harlem Hospital as well as meet several other health professionals within NYC. From Sylvia’s to surgery, I was enamored by what Harlem had to offer me and my aspirations. MSI-AHEC has shown me nothing but genuine love and support from the moment I sent in my SHIP application. Ever since my time in SHIP, I’ve fully immersed myself into medicine and will be applying to medical school upon my graduation from the University at Albany! Even throughout my college years, I still found myself utilizing the advice gained from SHIP. MSI-AHEC is at the core of my medical journey and was the first stepping stone into my future.

Increasing Diversity in the Health Professions

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