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SCHOLARS PROGRAM APPLICATION

Program Eligibility:

  • Interested in primary care and community health.
  • Motivated to address health needs in vulnerable, underserved communities.
  • Enrolled in an at least 2-year-duration health professions program with clinical training requirements that ends in a terminal degree/certificate.
    * Health professions programs include but are not limited to medical, medical assistant, physician assistant, nursing, nurse practitioner, dental, clinical psychology, public health, allied health and community health worker programs.
    * Exception: 1-year medical assistant (MA) and community health worker (CHW) programs allowed.

Program Requirements:

  • Complete at least 80 hours (40 hours/year for 2 years) of online didactic education.
    * Exception: 1-year MA/CHW students complete at least 40 hours.
  • Complete at least 80 hours (40 hours/year for 2 years) of clinical, community-based training at an underserved site.
    * Exception: 1-year MA/CHW students complete at least 40 hours.
  • Complete a community-based health project with an underserved site and an AHEC center.
  • Complete evaluation and alumni surveys during and after graduating from the program.

Upon program completion, AHEC Scholars will be awarded a Certificate in Community Health from the CA Statewide AHEC endorsed by the California Primary Care Association and the Rural Health Association.

Click here to apply for the California AHEC Scholars Program!