AHEC Scholars is a two-year program designed to supplement and broaden a student’s healthcare training. An abbreviated form of the program, requiring half as many hours, is available to students enrolled in a degree or certificate program of less than two years’ duration. AHEC Scholars covers six topic areas related to the practice of healthcare.
Each year, students are required to complete 40 hours of classroom or online training and another 40 hours of community-based learning out in the field. Many students will complete their community-based learning in a small rural community, but there is also an option for working with urban underserved populations. We hope, but do not require, that students return to the same community in their second year for followup and expansion on their projects. Students may be able to double-count some academic coursework to meet AHEC Scholars requirements.
The community-based learning takes place in a clinic, hospital or community organization. Students work side-by-side with healthcare professionals.
Apply online to become an AHEC Scholar!