The Scholars Program is nationally recognized and only 150 students in the state of Florida are able to join this elite program.
Are you a health professions student that is interested in supplementing your education by gaining knowledge and experience in underserved and/or rural communities? Do you want to feel empowered? If so, the AHEC Scholars Program is for YOU!
“Being able to participate in training with these other health care fields really allowed me to get a different view of what currently affects our community from a health care perspective. By expanding my perspective and views will allow me to treat and assist my patients better and in a more holistic way. ”
Lawrence Farve, Northwest Florida State College, WFAHEC Scholar
“The AHEC Scholar Program is important because it gives you first-hand experience working in an inter-professional team before you join the working force. Interprofessional education is very important to help you learn the value of working as a team and listening to each professional’s opinion to optimize care for the patient.”
JOIN degree-seeking health professions students (clinical and non-clinical) who want to work with under-served populations
LEARN through online modules about topics that are transforming healthcare like: behavioral and mental health, social determinants of health, quality improvement, cultural competency, and more
SERVE medically under-served and at-risk populations through community-based experiential learning assignments
GAIN experience working in interdisciplinary teams and developing professionally through mentoring, networking, and certificate programs
RECEIVE $500 stipend per year and recognition upon program completion
The scholars program will provide students with interprofessional learning opportunities focused on building the skills and competencies needed to help transform primary and patient care.
Program duration is two years and each year includes 40 hours community based, experiential, or clinical training, and 40 hours of didactic online research.
-The AHEC Scholar Program is open to students in disciplines that support primary healthcare services in both clinical and non-clinical roles.
-Applicants must be enrolled in a health discipline degree that is at least two years in length.
-Applicable disciplines include, but are not limited to: Medicine, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Emergency Medical Technicians (2-year programs).