The Northwest Area Health Education Center of Wake Forest School of Medicine provides and supports educational activities and services with a focus on primary care in rural communities and those with less access to resources to recruit, train and retain the workforce needed to create a healthy North Carolina.

Our Vision

Every North Carolinian is healthy and supported by an appropriate and well-trained health workforce that reflects the communities it serves.

Our Values

  • Excellence - We deliver quality activities and services that our customers and partners value.
  • Diversity - We promote equity and inclusivity.
  • Integrity - We act with fairness, transparency and the highest level of ethics.
  • Collaboration - We value partnerships and support interprofessional approaches.
  • Improvement - We continuously innovate and improve our work.


Northwest AHEC - Winston-Salem

Northwest AHEC
McCreary Tower, 3rd Floor
475 Deacon Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

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Special Instructions: Once you arrive at the McCreary Tower, park in the “Gold Lot” and proceed to Gate #1. Enter through the “Gold” lobby and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

Northwest AHEC - Boone

Watauga Medical Center
336 Deerfield Rd.
Boone, North Carolina 28607

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Special Instructions: Please park in AHEC Building (Auditorium, Classrooms & Library)-facing lot. The auditorium is on the main level.