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Oklahoma AHEC Scholars Program

Sponsor
Oklahoma State University Area Health Education Center
Deadlines
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Contact

Oklahoma State University AHEC
Nicole Neilson, M.S.,RD/LD
405.945.8605
nicole.neilson@okstate.edu

Purpose

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
Eligibility

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:

  • Medicine
  • Community and public health
  • Nutrition and dietetics
  • Pharmacy
  • Nursing
  • Dental
  • Optometry
  • Communication sciences and disorders
  • Social work
  • Counseling

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

Geographic coverage
Oklahoma
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars.

Application process

Links to additional guidance are available on the program website. Choose the appropriate location link to access online application forms.

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



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