Students in Health-Related Programs are Encouraged to Apply for the 2023 AHEC Scholar Program and Join a National Cohort of Over 4,000 AHEC Scholars Across the Country

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Applications for the 2023 AHEC Scholar Program are being accepted. Apply by August 15 for full consideration. 

Students who are currently enrolled in a health-related program, who are two years away from graduating, and plan to work in a rural, underserved area after graduating are encouraged to apply for the 2023 Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Scholar Program. 

Students who are interested in learning more about the program and the application process can attend a virtual session on July 9 or July 14 at 12 pm. Click here to Register for the Virtual Session

With the mission of increasing the number of skilled and culturally competent health professionals to practice in rural, underserved areas, the AHEC Scholar Program gives students in health-related programs an opportunity to develop new skills and be introduced to an interprofessional framework that will be pivotal to improving health and health care. 

The two-year educational program provides students with 40 hours of didactic activities and 40 hours of clinical activities each year. Scholars can gain experience in interprofessional education, behavioral health integration, social determinants of health, cultural competency, practice transformation, current and emerging issues including substance use disorders, and regional topics.

“The AHEC Scholar Program is a valuable and unique way for students to gain real-world experience in their chosen fields by advancing their future careers through networking and training opportunities with health care professionals from across the state,” said Karen Brown, center director of Northern Virginia AHEC. “Scholars who are selected may be eligible for a stipend of up to $1,000 throughout the two-year commitment for completing program milestones.” 

Click here to Apply for the 2023 AHEC Scholar Program