Do you want to be a leader in providing care to rural and underserved Kentucky populations?
Are you ready to set yourself apart from your peers? Do you want to work alongside
students and professionals from across the state to understand Kentucky's greatest
healthcare challenges? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then apply for
the AHEC Schols program!
The AHEC Scholars program is a national Health Resources & Services Administration
(HRSA) program, aimed at strengthening the healthcare workforce.
The Kentucky AHEC Scholars Program is a new 2-year advanced learning opportunity which
prepares health profession students to be leaders in their field. Throughout the program,
students will collaborate across health disciplines and geographic regions as they
prepare to practice in the ever evolving healthcare field.
Participation in the program is free and will confer a variety of benefits including:
certifications, professional experience, recongition at graduation, and more! The
AHEC Scholars Program is comprised of 40 hours of community and clinical training
and 40 hours of didactic training each year. All content focuses on rural and underserved
populations. The Scholars Program will supplement a students' existing health professions
program. Participation in this program is voluntary. AHEC Scholars will gain exposure
to the following core topic areas:
•Behavioral Health Integration
•Social Determinants of Health
•Current and emerging health issues
To enhance the development of future healthcare professionals.
Students must be entering their final two years of a health profession program. Examples
of health profession programs include: nursing, social work, public health (undergraduate
and graduate), healthcare administration, dental hygiene, HIM, medicine, dentistry,
physical therapy, etc.
Students must commit to completing the required 80 hours each year.
Students must commit to be in the program for 2 years.
Students must be local or willing to travel to Bowling Green several times a year.
The program requires a two-year committment and participation in a variety of in-person
and online trainings, discussions, certifications, and experiences.
Each month (Sept. - April), students will participate in 5 hours of online lectures,
discussions, and readings with students from across the state.
In addition to monthly online content, students will be required to complete community
and clinical trainings, workshops, and projects.
Program participants will interact with and learn alongside students from across Kentucky.
Mandatory In-Person Program Dates - year 1:
Saturday, August 25: AHEC Scholars Orientation and Challenge Course
Wednesday, August 29: Povery Simulation
January 14-18: AHEC Scholars Academy -- intensive hands-on, experiental, interprofessional,
team-based training; held in Bowling Green, KY.
Friday, April 26: 1 day AHEC Scholars retreat
How to Apply:
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2020 AHEC Scholars program. As part
of the application, applicants must compose an essay addressing the following topics
in less than 500 words: * Your goals for participation in the AHEC Scholars program. * Your previous experience or participation in: an inter-professional clinical setting,
service learning projects, health promotion/health education activities, etc. * Unique qualities that you will bring to the AHEC Scholars program. * Involvement with under served individuals/communities.
Applicants must also have at least one letter of recommendation sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line, "student name - AHEC Scholars."
Application deadline: The admissions process is rolling. Get your applications in
Interviews: Applicants who meet the program requirements will be invited to interview
for the program.
If you have questions regarding the AHEC Scholars program please contact Catherine Malin at 270-745-3325.