ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER BEST PRACTICES: CASE STUDIES
CONNECTING PIPELINES TO PATHWAYS
FOR HEALTH EQUITY
This series of Case Studies in Academic Health Center Best Practices showcases pipeline and pathway programs developed at academic health centers to inspire and support learners to enter health professions and biomedical sciences careers. Each case study details a specific challenge, the institution’s response, key takeaways, and outcomes.
The Case Studies are part of the Pipelines to Pathways Initiative, which aims to discover lessons learned and catalogue success factors for pathway programs. The initiative is led by
the AAHC Chief Academic Officers (CAOs) Executive Leadership Group in partnership with the AAHC Sullivan Alliance.
By offering aspiring learners a wider range of health professions education through pathway programs, it is possible to illustrate the breadth of opportunities in fields that complement and partner with physicians. This initiative will also tackle more broadly the issue of expanding access for learners from diverse backgrounds, as well as connecting them to learning, mentoring, and identity formation experiences in the health sciences.
Additional AAHC Case Studies in other topical areas are available on the AAHC Member Center page.