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Montana AHEC Scholars Program

Montana Area Health Education Center
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Mandy Hedstrom, MPH


The Montana AHEC Scholars Program is a multidisciplinary certificate program for 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 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 and be currently enrolled in a health professions undergraduate degree program, graduate degree program, or certificate program in Montana.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Other benefits are described on the program website.

Application process

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

The program enrolls 3 cohorts each year in fall, spring, and summer. The application opens 1-2 weeks before the cohort begins their semester, and it stays open for 3 weeks after the semester begins.

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

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