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South Carolina AHEC Scholars Program

South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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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.

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
  • Connecting communities and supporting health professionals
  • Virtual learning and telehealth
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation

Program flyer


Eligible health professions students:

  • Dental Medicine
  • Master of Social Work
  • Medicine (MD/DO)
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant

Preference will be given to students 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
Geographic coverage
South Carolina
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Scholars will receive a $500 per year stipend.

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 · 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 · Racial and ethnic groups · Social determinants of health · Telehealth · South Carolina

Organizations (1)

  • South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium, view details

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