South Central AHEC offers a 4 week program each summer in June for WKU students in
any of the pre-professional tracks (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy,
etc.).The program immerses pre-professional students (Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Medicine,
Pre-Physical Therapy, etc.) in rural Kentucky medicine by utilizing unique experiences
to broaden their understanding of the limitations, advantages, and community resources
available to educate, prevent and treat a rural patient population.
This program is limited to 5 students who will be selected based on an application
and personal statement. Preference will be given to students from rural and medically
underserved counties. Personal transportation is required for all participants. UPDATE:
Participants will receive a $500 stipend for participating in this program.
The program meets Monday- Fridays. Students have weekends off and most evenings. There
is no typical day during RHS. Some days will be early mornings, some days will be
Requirements for Participation:
Preference given to students from rural and medical underserved regions of Kentucky.
Reliable transportation - this program includes many different site visits in Bowling
Green and Glasgow
Email an unofficial copy of your transcripts from TopNet and personal statement to
Pass a criminal background check paid for by AHEC
Must be available to participate the entire month of June
Must be willing to participate in the $100 Solution™**
Examples of Program Activities:
Volunteer at Camp TJ and the Center for Courageous Kids
Tour the three Kentucky medical schools
Hospice of Southern Kentucky
Shadow at Graves Gilbert Clinic
Become CPR certified
Conduct an oral history of a prominent member of the local medical community.
Presentations on rural hospitals, medical ethics, medicare and medicaid, iridology,
chiropractic care, massage therapy, podiatry, and more
Email your personal statement (750 words max) in a Word document to firstname.lastname@example.org that discusses your interest in your respective field, why you want to participate
in this program. and what experience you have in the health field.