JOIN A NATIONAL COHORT OF OVER 4,000 AHEC SCHOLARS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
As an AHEC Scholar, you can set yourself apart in an ever-changing and increasingly competitive healthcare system with a nationally recognized program.
AHEC Scholars is a two-year program for health professions students interested in getting hands-on experience and learning about topics that affect communities. The program focuses on developing a deeper understanding social determinants of health that affect vulnerable populations and underserved communities..
By learning about the unique needs many people face, you can change the way you see the bigger picture beyond the individual. The AHEC Scholars program is designed to augment current curriculum. Ultimately, you can create more meaningful interactions with the populations you encounter through your experiences in the program.
Individuals interested in participating in the AHEC Scholars Program must:
- Be currently matriculated into an accredited allied health or health professional degree/certificate program; and
- Be interested in improving the health quality of individuals in underserved healthcare communities.
Each AHEC Scholar will be required to complete 40 hours of didactic education and 40 hours of community-based experiential training per year (80 hours total for didactic and 80 hours total for experiential throughout the 2-year program).
Didactic education includes online curriculum that addresses:
- Cultural competency
- Understanding vulnerable populations
- Behavioral health integration
- Interprofessional care coordination
- Healthcare reform and quality improvement
The curriculum is delivered through videos, journal articles, and online certificate programs.
Each AHEC Scholar will be a part of an interprofessional team of students. Through a variety of community-based projects and experiences, participants will apply their knowledge from the didactic education in their interactions with the community and become a more well-rounded student.
CURRENT CNYAHEC COHORTS
CNYAHEC has cohorts with students from Binghamton University and Le Moyne College. If you are interested in becoming an AHEC Scholar, please apply below or email Mandy Qualls, Center Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.