Arkansas AHEC Scholars Program
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Campuses
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
The Arkansas 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
classroom and/or online instruction and 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:
- Connecting communities and supporting health
- Virtual learning and telehealth
- Social determinants of health
- Behavioral health integration
- Current and emerging issues
- Inter-professional education
- Practice transformation
- Cultural competency
AHEC Scholars will be selected from UAMS students
enrolled in an approved health professions program,
including medicine, pharmacy, and physician assistant
programs. Preference will be given to those who
demonstrate an interest in community-based primary care
in rural and/or underserved areas of Arkansas.
Amount of funding
This program is provided at no cost to participating
scholars. Other benefits are described on the program
website. There is a $1,000 enrollment.
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Culture and cultural competency · Health occupations · Healthcare quality · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Social determinants of health · Arkansas
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