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South Carolina AHEC Scholars Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Sep 10, 2021

Marti Sturdevant


The South Carolina 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 40 hours of experiential and 40 hours of didactic activities 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
  • Telehealth
  • COVID-19
  • TeamSTEPPS

Preference will be given to individuals who are:

  • South Carolina residents
  • From a rural background
  • Committed to a rural lifestyle
  • Committed to primary care
  • From an underrepresented minority group
  • From a disadvantaged background

A list of eligible student disciplines is provided in the South Carolina AHEC Scholars Handbook.

Geographic coverage
South Carolina
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.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Culture and cultural competency · Dental workforce · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Minorities · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Poverty · Primary care · Public health · Social determinants of health · Telehealth · South Carolina

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