AHEC Scholars

AHEC Scholars is a national program for health professions students interested in supplementing their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings. This is a longitudinal program with interdisciplinary curricula to implement a defined set of clinical, didactic, and community-based activities. All experiential or clinical training will be conducted in rural and/or underserved urban settings.


The program duration is two years and each year includes the following for a total of 160 hours:

  • 40 hours per year of community-based, experiential, or clinical training in rural and/or underserved area

  • 40 hours per year of didactic education (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


The Southeast Kentucky AHEC invites you to become an inaugural member of this very elite academic opportunity.  Being selected as an AHEC Scholar starts building your career now.  Some benefits of this program will include:

  • Opportunity to shadow and work with and an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals.

  • Study real-life patient scenarios

  • Boost your resume

  • Network with future health professionals

  • Earn stipend for licensure exam fee

  • Distinguish yourself for future employers





Applying is easy.  Click on link below.




If you have questions, please contact:

Ashley Farler



Deadline to apply is June 15th.


180 Taylor Ridge Road, Suite 101

Hazard, KY 41701


T: (606) 487-0135

F: (606) 487-0153

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