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Alabama AHEC Scholars Program

Alabama AHEC Network
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

East Central Alabama AHEC
Merry Crook

North Alabama AHEC

Southeast Alabama AHEC
Marcus Fitts

Southern Alabama AHEC
Ikbal Parveg

West Central Alabama AHEC
Adrian Collier, MEd


Alabama AHEC Scholars 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 classroom or online instruction and 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

Alabama AHEC Scholars must:

  • Be enrolled in an Alabama college-level health professions training program of at least 2 years in length
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Have reliable access to Wi-Fi
  • Be eligible to work in the United States

Health profession programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physician assistant
  • Public health
  • Social work
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

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

Application process

Choose the appropriate regional AHEC Scholars link based on the map on the program website.

Each region may have specific eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Culture and cultural competency · Dental workforce · Health occupations · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Oral health · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Social determinants of health · Alabama

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