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Applications can be located at


AHEC Scholars is a two-year program for current health professions students wishing to enhance their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings.

Between 15-20 individuals are selected each year for a cohort of inter-disciplinary health professions students.  Participants gain additional training in core topics such as Cultural Competency, Social Determinants of Health, Behavioral Health Integration, InterProfessional Education, Practice Transformation, and Emerging health topics. 


Students also receive $1000 stipend for completing the program as well as an Honor Cord to wear at graduation, certificate from the National AHEC Organization, and more. 

Applications are accepted year round, but cohorts start each fall.  Students must be enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program and be two years from program or degree completion.

If you are interested in learning more about the AHEC Scholars program, please contact Stephanie Taylor at or call 816-617-2353. 

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Marissa Fillyaw
Bachelor of Health Science
Masters in Public Health 
AHEC Scholars Cohort 2

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Matthew Craig, PharmD 
AHEC Scholars Cohort 1

"AHEC Scholars helped me see areas I typically wouldn’t have within my undergrad program. They also prepared me to assist a multitude of populations. I can’t thank AHEC enough for the education they provided me, I still use it to this day."
"I am currently working at Infinity Health in Leon, Iowa. It is an FQHC patient-centered medical home where we provide primary care, mental health including SUD services, vision, dental, and pharmacy all under the same roof. My position and practice setting are right in the AHEC Scholars wheelhouse. I'm thankful I did that program in pharmacy school."
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