AHEC Scholars

As part of the curriculum from the National AHEC Organization, BQLI-AHEC will be implementing the AHEC Scholars, which is a 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.

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

  • 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)
  • Core Topic Areas:
    • Interprofessional Education
    • Behavioral Health Integration
    • Social Determinants of Health
    • Cultural Competency
    • Practice Transformation
    • Current and Emerging Health Issues
  • Quarterly check-ins


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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at info@bqliahec.org or 718-797-1558.

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.