What is AHEC Scholars?

AHEC Scholars is a national program developed by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration and state AHECs (National AHEC Organization). It is a program for health professions students interested in enhancing their skills in interprofessional practice in rural or underserved settings. 

Over the next two years, the AHEC Scholars Program will train scholars who will join a national cohort of approximately 3,900 scholars in 49 programs across the country. These programs are supported, in part, by the federally funded Health Resources and Services Administration. 

The Basics

  • 2 year interprofessional program for health profession students across Montana (see requirements below)
  • Program administrated by Montana State University and University of Montana AHEC Programs
  • Co-created and co-taught by faculty and staff from across the state
  • Open to graduate level, 2 or 4 year undergraduate, and certificate programs for any healthcare career
  • Courses can be continuing education modules or college credit

Topics Covered:

  • Interprofessional Education
  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Cultural Competency
  • Practice Transformation
  • Current and Emerging Health Issues

Interprofessional/team-based community/experiential/clinical training

Program began in September 2018 

Check out the Montana AHEC Scholars website for more information!

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