Oklahoma AHEC Scholars Program
Oklahoma State University AHEC
Nicole Neilson, M.S.,RD/LD
The Oklahoma 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
The program is offered at 3 different center locations.
- SW AHEC at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton, OK
- NW AHEC at Rural Health Projects Inc. in Enid, OK
- NE AHEC at Northeastern Health System in Tahlequah, OK
The program is open to Oklahoma students in disciplines that support primary healthcare services delivery in both clinical and non-clinical roles. Students must be 2 years from program completion and maintain 2.5 GPA.
Applicable majors include, but are not limited to:
- Community and public health
- Nutrition and dietetics
- Communication sciences and disorders
- Social work
The program has a special interest in students from underserved, under-represented populations and disadvantaged backgrounds.
This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars.
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