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North Dakota AHEC Scholars Program

North Dakota Area Health Education Center
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Eastern North Dakota Regional Center
Alex Dralle, BS

Western North Dakota Regional Center
Denise Andress, RN

North Dakota Program Office
Jan Flatin


The North Dakota 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 80 hours of classroom or online instruction and 80 hours of hands-on clinical training in addition to the regular coursework required by the degree program. A one-year option is available for certain health professions students in programs that are less than two years in length.

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
  • Connecting communities and supporting health professionals
  • Virtual learning and telehealth
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues

Students should have a current 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.

This includes, but is not limited to, students in programs for:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Pharmacy
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nursing
  • Physician assistant
  • Social work
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Public and population health
Geographic coverage
North Dakota
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars. Participants are eligible to receive a total of $1,000 in stipends over 2 years.

Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Culture and cultural competency · Dental workforce · Health occupations · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Networking and collaboration · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Occupational therapy · Oral health · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physical therapy · Physician assistants · Physicians · Population health · Public health · Social determinants of health · Telehealth · North Dakota

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