Virginia AHEC Scholars Program
Keisha L. Smith
The Virginia AHEC Scholars Program is a multidisciplinary certificate program for 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 or 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
Students should have an interest in rural or underserved healthcare, be currently enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program, and be 2 years from program or degree completion.
This includes, but is not limited to students in program areas:
- Behavioral health
- Nurse practitioner
- Physician assistant
- Social work
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Public and population health
This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Participants may be eligible to receive stipends. Other benefits are described on the program website.
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