Alaska AHEC Scholars Program
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 study.
Students in a degree or certificate program that takes 2 years or less should apply for the final year of study.
This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Participants will also receive stipends and travel support.
A link to the online application is available on the program website.
- Alaska Center for Rural Health and Health Workforce, view details
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