What a-hec of a way to enhance your health career! Become an AHEC Scholar!


The Pennsylvania AHEC Scholars Program seeks students in Pennsylvania health profession degree programs who are interested in working in rural and underserved communities to apply for a competitive, interprofessional two-year, hands-on supplementary course of study focused on providing care in communities with limited resources.

Applicants from disadvantaged and/or rural backgrounds and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Each year includes the following:
40 hours community-based, experiential, or clinical training in rural and/or underserved area
40 hours didactic education (online and in-person training 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

Pennsylvania AHEC Scholars will be trained and mentored by faculty and health professionals working in rural and underserved communities.

Pennsylvania AHEC Scholars will learn in collaboration with students in various health care disciplines. Students will learn how other health professionals think about patient care, what various team members bring to the table in caring for patients, and how to be part of an interprofessional team.


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