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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, IPE, Practice Transformation, and Emerging health topics. 


Students also receive a yearly $500 stipend for completion of each year's program requirements as well as an Honor Cord to wear at graduation. 

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.