What is AHEC Scholars?
The Most Robust Pre-Graduate Healthcare Program Available
The AHEC Scholars Program consists of 160 hours of hands-on training and didactics over the course of two years. During their time as an AHEC Scholar, students will develop top-of-the-line communication and leadership skills. They will also get unprecedented levels of hands-on patient centered experience, as well as grow their career network far beyond that of their peers.
An Opportunity For High Achieving Health Professional Students
AHEC Scholars is designed for the most motivated, high-achieving students in their field. The activities are challenging and immersive, but the rewards are unparalleled.
Who Should Become an AHEC Scholar?
Future Leaders In Medicine
The program’s structure develops students into true leaders, with an exceptional understanding of the healthcare system, and high-end communication skills. If you intend to be a genuine leader in your healthcare system, you need to seriously consider becoming an AHEC Scholar.
Those Who Want to Serve the Medically Under-served Areas
The AHEC Scholars program is focused on Medically Under-served Areas (MUA’s). There are a very unique set of obstacles involved in working in MUA’s. Everything from access to care, cultural irregularity, and lack of resources will occur.
This is What You Get From AHEC Scholars!
Inter-professional Education, Experience, & Practice
Inter-professional teams are rapidly becoming the norm in the newer, patient-centered care models. Healthcare professionals across the country are now having to come together to cooperate, coordinate, and collaborate to develop solutions for a single patient. Students who have not had immersive inter-professional training may find themselves playing catch-up or even falling behind.
Highly Relevant Didactics
AHEC’s didactics are engaging, informative, and inspirational. Thanks to the ingenuity of our Student Education Coordinator and the strong bonds we’ve develop with our local healthcare system, we can offer the best didactics for students. AHEC Scholars get access to premier topics and advanced specialties. AHEC didactics cover everything from the latest advances in technology, to high-end skills labs, to highly practical topics like loan repayment.
During your time as an AHEC Scholar you will receive several certifications, including but not limited to: Mental Health First Aid, National CLAS Standards, Certificate from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), TeamSTEPPS from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Why You Should Become an AHEC Scholar?
Unprecedented Levels of Hands-on Patient-centered Experience
Unlike most clinical or pre-graduation programs, AHEC Scholars are placed right in the heart of active healthcare practice. AHEC Scholars will not only meet with patients, but will engage directly with them, develop action plans, and actually implement care!
You Get to Grow Your Career Network
One of the biggest benefits to becoming an AHEC Scholar is the access you get to professionals already operating inside the healthcare system. The people running your labs, activities, and didactics may very well be important staff, administrators, and decision makers in their organizations.