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Alaska AHEC Scholars Program

Sponsor
Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce
Deadlines
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Contact

Keriann Shine
kmshine@alaska.edu
907.786.4853

Purpose

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 40 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
Eligibility

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 study.

Students in a degree or certificate program that takes 2 years or less should apply for the final year of study.

Geographic coverage
Alaska
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Cultural competency · Dental workforce · Health aides and assistants · Health occupations · Health workforce education and training · Integrated service delivery · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Occupational therapy · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Social determinants of health · Alaska



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