AHEC Scholars 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, work with other health professions students in their region, build their resumes and increase their professional contacts. Students will make lasting connections with different professions and learn how to function as an interdisciplinary team. Set yourself apart from your peers and develop skills that will transform healthcare in Georgia.
Students enrolled in selected health professions degree programs in Georgia with a duration of two years or longer are invited to apply. This program requires a two year commitment and a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 to apply. Students from a rural area, disadvantaged background, or from an under-represented minority are preferred. The Scholars Program consists of 80 hours of online and classroom instruction and 40 hours of hands-on clinical training over the two years. Requirements for this program are in addition to a student’s regular coursework required by their degree program. Most instructional material will be self-paced study, with some small group facilitated discussions and in-person workshops held in your region with local health professions faculty.
Applications for the next cohort of students will be accepted mid-August through November 2021 (your regional AHEC may have more specific dates). Selected students must commit to completing the two year program. Stipends are available to program participants.
Core topic areas covered in the Scholars Program curriculum: