AHEC Scholars is a program for health professions students interested in supplementing their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings. This is a longitudinal program with interdisciplinary curricula to implement a defined set of clinical, didactic, and community-based activities. All experiential or clinical training will be conducted in rural and/or underserved urban settings.
Program duration is two years and each year includes the following for a total of 160 hours:
40 hours community-based, experiential, or clinical training in rural and/or underserved area
40 hours didactic education (focused on six Core Topic Areas)
Core Topic Areas
Behavioral Health Integration
Social Determinants of Health
Current and Emerging Health Issues
Students should have a current interest in rural or underserved healthcare and be currently enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program and be two years from program or degree completion. This includes but is not limited to students in medical, dental, pharmacy, nurse practitioner, nursing, physician assistant, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public/population health programs.
To become an AHEC Scholar, please fill-out the AHEC Scholar Application by clicking the button below: