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South Louisiana AHEC Scholars Program

Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

Robin Gruenfeld

Elizabeth Tamor

The South Louisiana 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 didactic and 40 hours of practice experience 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 education
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation
  • Practical clinical skills
  • Prevention
  • Systems science
  • Models for improvement
  • Current and emerging issues
  • Regionally relevant topics

Students should have a current interest in rural or underserved healthcare, be currently enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program, and be 2 years from program or degree completion.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This program is provided at no cost to participating scholars.

Scholars will receive a $2,000 stipend ($500 per semester).

Application process

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

Tagged as
Behavioral health · Culture and cultural competency · Health occupations · Integrated service delivery · Interprofessional training of the health workforce · Social determinants of health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Louisiana

Organizations (1)

  • Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center, view details

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