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AHEC Scholars is for health professions students wishing to supplement their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings. AHEC Scholars is a two-year commitment involving inter-professional curricula to implement a defined set of clinical, didactic, and community-based activities. All experiential or clinical training will be conducted in rural and/or underserved urban settings.
Students must have a current interest in rural or underserved urban healthcare, be enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program and be two years from program or degree completion. This includes but is not limited to students in medical, dental, pharmacy, nurse practitioner, nursing, physician assistant, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public/population health programs. If you are not in one of these programs, but have interest in AHEC Scholars, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minority students, socio-economically disadvantaged students, and students from rural and/or underserved urban areas are particularly encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to Missouri residents enrolled in post-secondary health professionals programs of at least two years in duration.
AHEC Scholars are expected to complete a total of 40 hours community-based, experiential, or clinical training in rural and/or underserved urban areas as well as 40 hours didactic education each year. Topics will focus on:
AHEC Scholars is a statewide program with approximately 105 students total, organized into small regional cohorts facilitated out of St Joseph, Kirksville, St. Louis, Rolla, Kansas City, Springfield, and Poplar Bluff.
Application deadline has been extended. Please contact your local AHEC to learn more about applying to AHEC Scholars.
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