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Oklahoma AHEC Scholars Program

Oklahoma State University Area Health Education Center
Sep 30, 2024

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 classroom or online instruction and hands-on clinical training each year 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
  • Connecting communities and supporting health professionals
  • Virtual learning and telehealth
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues

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.

Applicable majors include, but are not limited to:

  • Physicians
  • Physician assistants
  • Registered nurses
  • Licensed practical nurses enrolled in a 2-year training program
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse midwives
  • dentists
  • Psychologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Optometrists
  • public and allied health professionals

The program has a special interest in students from underserved, under-represented populations and disadvantaged backgrounds.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars.

Benefits for participating in the program are listed on the program website.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online application are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Culture and cultural competency · Integrated service delivery · Nurse practitioners and other advanced practice registered nurses · Nurses · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Pharmacy workforce · Physician assistants · Physicians · Primary care · Public health · Social determinants of health · Oklahoma

Organizations (1)

  • Oklahoma State University Area Health Education Center, view details

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