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Maryland AHEC Scholars

Maryland Area Health Education Center
Jun 30, 2024

Allison Robinson, MPH


The Maryland 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. The next program year will run from July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025.

This program requires a 2 year commitment and consists of 40 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
  • Virtual learning and telehealth
  • Connecting communities and supporting health professionals
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues

Students must be currently enrolled in a health professions degree program and be 2 years from program or degree completion. Underrepresented minorities, disadvantaged/rural backgrounds, and first generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply.

The program will enroll approximately 45 students per year from the following health professions:

  • Medicine
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nursing (MSN/BSN)
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
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.

Applications are open until the program is full.

Tagged as
Allied health · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Culture and cultural competency · Dental workforce · Health occupations · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Occupational therapy · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Social determinants of health · Telehealth · Maryland

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