Maryland AHEC Scholars
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
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 is not limited to, the following health professions:
- Physician Assistant
- Nursing (FNP, MSN, BSN)
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Public health/MPH
- Respiratory Therapy
- Social Work
This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Other benefits are described on the program website.
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