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Illinois AHEC Scholars Program

Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network Program
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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The Illinois 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. Scholars participate in:

  • Monthly online, self-paced seminars
  • Job shadowing
  • Career coaching
  • Two summer institutes (one per year)
  • Immersion experiences in underserved communities
  • Interprofessional community service learning project

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 practice
  • Behavioral health integration
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation
  • Connecting communities to the healthcare system
  • Virtual learning and telehealth

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.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars.

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Culture and cultural competency · Health occupations · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Social determinants of health · Telehealth · Illinois

Organizations (1)

  • Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network Program, view details

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