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Arkansas AHEC Scholars Program

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Campuses
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Stephen Attebery


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 professionals
  • 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.

Geographic coverage
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.

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 · 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

Organizations (1)

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Regional Campuses, view details

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