AHEC Scholars is a two-year program designed to supplement and broaden a student’s healthcare training. Any student enrolled in their final two years of an Alaskan healthcare program (see more details on eligibility below) can apply. An abbreviated form of the program, requiring half as many hours, is available to students enrolled in a degree or certificate program taking two years or less.
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. The classroom training covers six topic areas related to the practice of healthcare to supplement students' knowledge of behavioral health, interprofessional education, social determinants of health, cultural competency, practice transformation, and other current or emerging issues. Students will have the opportunity to complete their community-based learning in an Alaskan rural community or with urban underserved populations.
In addition to the opportunity for more hands-on learning, helpful health-related training, and networking opportunities, AHEC Scholars also receive stipends and travel support.
Now accepting applications for the 2021 cohort!
For more information about AHEC Scholars, please contact: