AHEC Scholars

A honors program for health professions students that supplements their education.

AHEC Scholars is a program for health professions students interested in supplementing their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings. This is a longitudinal program with interdisciplinary curricula to implement a defined set of clinical, didactic, and community-based activities. All experiential or clinical training will be conducted in rural and/or underserved urban settings.

Program duration is two years and each year includes the following for a total of 160 hours:

  • 40 hours community-based, experiential, or clinical training in rural and/or underserved area
  • 40 hours didactic education (focused on six Core Topic Areas)
  • Core Topic Areas
    • Interprofessional Education
    • Behavioral Health Integration
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Cultural Competency
    • Practice Transformation
    • Current and Emerging Health Issues

Eligibility Criteria:

Students should have a current interest in rural or underserved healthcare and be currently enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program and be two years from program or degree completion. This includes but is not limited to students in medical, dental, pharmacy, nurse practitioner, nursing, physician assistant, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public/population health programs.

Application:

Students should fill out the application link below. All fields must be fully completed. Any application that is missing fields or attachments will not be considered for acceptance.

https://www.cognitoforms.com/YanktonRuralAHEC/AHECScholar2019Application

For more information contact:

Corryn Celmer

Associate Director

Yankton Rural rea Health Education Center

Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 655-8295

Check out our video on the AHEC Scholar opportunity: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ptph4od0o8o2p2r/AHEC_Scholars-V1.mp4?dl=0″