Alaska AHEC Scholars Program
Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Alaska 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 community-based
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 must be currently enrolled in a degree or
certificate program related to healthcare. A list of
eligible programs is provided in the requirements for
admission section of the program website.
Students in a 4-year bachelor or graduate program should
apply to become an AHEC Scholar for the final 2 years of
Students in a degree or certificate program that takes 2
years or less should apply for the final year of study.
Amount of funding
This program is provided at no cost to participating
scholars. Participants will also receive stipends and
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