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Arizona AHEC Scholars Program

Arizona Area Health Education Center Program
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Sally J. Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN


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 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

Eligible students include medical, nurse practitioner, pharmacy, 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 will receive a $2,000 stipend.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Cultural competency · Integrated service delivery · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Pharmacy workforce · Physicians · Public health · Social determinants of health · Arizona

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