North Carolina AHEC Scholars Program
Choose the appropriate regional AHEC contact from the links on the program website.
The North Carolina 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 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
The program will begin in September and run through May each year, beginning in 2018-19.
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.
Applicants from rural areas, disadvantaged backgrounds, under-represented minorities, and first generation college students are given priority.
This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Other benefits are described on the program website.
Choose the appropriate regional AHEC application link from the program website.
Each region may have specific eligibility requirements, application instructions, and deadlines.
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