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Maryland AHEC Scholars

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Sponsor
Maryland Area Health Education Center
Deadlines
Feb 15, 2019
Contact

Barbara Perez
667.214.1819
bperez@som.umaryland.edu

Purpose

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.

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
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues
Eligibility

Students must be currently enrolled in a health professions degree program or an allied health workforce degree/certificate 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 and may include, but not be limited to, the following health professions:

  • Medicine
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work
Geographic coverage
Maryland
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.

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



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