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
40 hours of classroom or online instruction and 40 hours
of 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
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Culture and 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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