AHEC Scholars

The AHEC Scholars program is an exciting two-year opportunity for health professions students who want to gain practical experience and expand their knowledge on issues impacting communities. This program is specifically designed to deepen your understanding of the social determinants of health that affect vulnerable populations and underserved communities.

Through the AHEC Scholars program, you will go beyond individual perspectives and gain insights into the unique challenges faced by many people. This program builds on your existing curriculum, enhancing your education and preparing you to make a real difference in the communities you serve.

By participating in the AHEC Scholars program, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to engage with diverse populations in a more meaningful way. Through hands-on experiences and interactive learning, you will be equipped to create a positive and lasting impact on the communities you encounter.

Don’t miss this chance to broaden your horizons and become a more compassionate and effective healthcare professional. Join the AHEC Scholars program and take your education to the next level!


Individuals interested in participating in the AHEC Scholars Program must:


  • Be currently matriculated into an accredited allied health or health professional degree/certificate program; and
  • Be interested in improving the health quality of individuals in underserved healthcare communities.


Each AHEC Scholar will be required to complete:

  • 40 hours community-based, experiential, or clinical training in rural and/or underserved area.
  • 40 hours online curriculum didactic education (focused on six Core Topic Areas) (80 hours total for didactic and 80 hours total for experiential throughout the 2-year program)
  • Quarterly check-ins

Online Didactic Education

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

Interested in becoming an AHEC Scholar please apply below !

For more information, please visit the NYS AHEC Scholars site. If you are not located in Brooklyn, Queens or Long Island you will also find the other AHEC Centers in NYS with the program here. If you are located outside of New York State – check your local state AHEC for their program here.