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Arizona AHEC Scholars Program

Arizona Area Health Education Center Program
Sep 24, 2024

Nicole Paredes


The Arizona AHEC Scholars Program 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 80 hours per year of didactic and community experiential learning 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
  • Connecting communities and supporting health professionals
  • Virtual learning and telehealth
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues

Eligible students include medical, nurse practitioner, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and public health students that have applied for or are currently enrolled in their college's Rural Health Professions Program (RHPP).

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Participants are eligible to receive a total of $2,000 in stipends over 2 years.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Culture and cultural competency · Integrated service delivery · Networking and collaboration · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Social determinants of health · Telehealth · Arizona

Organizations (1)

  • Arizona Area Health Education Center Program, view details

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