AHEC Scholars Program
The AHEC Scholars Program is an exciting multidisciplinary program that gives health professions students a unique opportunity to practice hands-on training, experience providing care in a rural/underserved environment, collaborate with fellow health professions students in the region, build resumes and develop professional contacts.
Students will make lasting connections with peers studying various health professions and learn how to function as an interdisciplinary team.
The program consists of 80 hours of classroom/online instruction and 40 hours of hands-on clinical training over a two-year period. Instructional materials consist of self-paced study, some small group-facilitated discussions, and in-person workshops with local health professions faculty.
Six core topic areas are covered in the AHEC Scholars Program curriculum:
- Interprofessional Education
- Behavioral Health Integration
- Social Determinants of Health
- Cultural Competency
- Practice Transformation
- Current and Emerging Health Issues
Students are invited to apply for the program if they meet the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled in selected Georgia health professions degree programs with a duration of two years or longer
- Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5
- Able to commit to the two-year term
Please note: Requirements for this program are in addition to a student’s regular coursework required by their degree program.
How to Apply
You will be asked to provide personal and contact information. This information will be used both to screen applicants to the program and for federal reporting purposes.
You must show evidence of an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply for the AHEC Scholars program. You may upload an electronic copy of an official transcript on the application form.
On the application, you will be asked to answer the following open-minded questions, in no more than 250 words:
- Why do you want to apply to the AHEC Scholars Program?
- Explain your definition/understanding of interprofessional/interdisciplinary practice in health care.
- What personal characteristics make you a good fit for the AHEC Scholars Program?
- How could participation in this program contribute to your professional development?
If you’re ready to set yourself apart from your peers and develop skills that will transform healthcare in Georgia, click on the link below to begin the process. You will be directed to the Statewide AHEC webpage to complete the application. For any questions, email Mandy Hunter, Assistant Director & Clinical Training Coordinator.