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North Carolina AHEC Scholars Program

North Carolina Area Health Education Center Program
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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 40 hours of didactics and 40 hours of clinical work each year 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
  • Practical clinical skills
  • Prevention
  • Systems science
  • Model for improvement
  • Disparities
  • Current and emerging health issues
  • Regional topics

The program will begin in September and run through May each year.


Students should have an interest in rural or underserved healthcare, be currently enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program, and be eligible to work in the U.S.

Applicants from rural areas, disadvantaged backgrounds, under-represented minorities, and first generation college students are given priority.

Geographic coverage
North Carolina
Amount of funding

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

Application process

Choose the appropriate regional AHEC application link from the program website.

Each region may have specific eligibility requirements, application instructions, and deadlines.

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

Organizations (1)

  • North Carolina Area Health Education Center Program, view details

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