AHEC Scholars Program
AHEC Scholars is a program for health professions students interested in supplementing their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings. As an AHEC Scholar, the student, who is already invested in healthcare as a career, increases their knowledge of HRSA core topics and the AHEC’s state current and emerging issues to apply to their future health professions workplace or community. While completing their own health professions training, AHEC Scholars participate in a longitudinal curriculum created by COAHEC, as well as community training and activities provided uniquely by SWCAHEC. The purpose is to apply their AHEC Scholars training and knowledge in their future health care settings in urban and rural areas that are medically underserved.