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Alabama AHEC Scholars Program

Alabama AHEC Network
Sep 15, 2024

Kala Dixon


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 40 hours of classroom or online instruction and 40 hours of hands-on clinical training each year 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:

  • Have interest in serving in an underserved/rural setting
  • 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
  • Clinical psychology
  • Nurse midwifery
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physician assistant
  • Pharmacy
  • Optometry
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Other benefits are described on each regional program website including a $500 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 · Health occupations · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Oral health · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Social determinants of health · Alabama

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