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Georgia AHEC Scholars Program

Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis



The Georgia AHEC Scholars Program is a multidisciplinary certificate program for certain health professions students that offers opportunities for hands-on training, experience in rural and underserved communities, and networking with other students and professionals.

This program requires a 2 year commitment and consists of 80 hours of classroom and online instruction and 40 hours of hands-on clinical training in addition to the regular coursework required by the degree program.

AHEC Scholars is a program of the National AHEC Organization that is implemented by local, statewide, and regional AHECs. Core topic areas covered in the curriculum include:

  • Interprofessional education
  • Behavioral health integration
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues
  • Connecting communities
  • Virtual learning/telehealth

Applicants from rural areas, disadvantaged backgrounds, and under-represented minorities are given priority.


Students enrolled in selected health professions degree programs in Georgia with a duration of 2 years or longer are invited to apply. The program requires a 2 year commitment and a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. Applicants should have an interest in rural or underserved healthcare.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website. Regional AHECs may have different deadlines.

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American Indian or Alaska Native · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Black or African American · Culture and cultural competency · Dental workforce · Hispanic or Latino · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Occupational therapy · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Poverty · Primary care · Public health · Social determinants of health · Technology for health and human services · Telehealth · Georgia

Organizations (1)

  • Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Network, view details

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