California AHEC Scholars Program
Juan David Garza, MA
The California 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 80 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
Students should have an interest in rural or underserved healthcare, be currently enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program, and be 2 years from program or degree completion. One year medical assistant and community health worker students are eligible to participate.
Health professions programs include but are not limited to:
- Medical assistant
- Physician assistant
- Nurse practitioner
- Clinical psychology
- Public health
- Allied health
- Community health worker
This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Scholars will be awarded a Certificate in Community Health from the CA Statewide AHEC endorsed by the California Primary Care Association and the Rural Health Association.
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