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Oregon AHEC Scholars Program

Oregon Area Health Education Centers
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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The Oregon 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 or online instruction and 80 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 and supporting health professionals
  • Virtual learning and telehealth

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:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Behavioral health
  • Pharmacy
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nursing
  • Physician assistant
  • Social work
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Other benefits are described on the program website.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Application deadlines change depending upon the academic programs of study. Contact with questions about the application process.

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 · Occupational therapy · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Social determinants of health · Telehealth · Oregon

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