The Maryland AHEC Program is accepting applications for the next cohort of AHEC Scholars. Bolster your clinical knowledge about rural and underserved healthcare throughout Maryland!
AHEC Scholars is an interprofessional program geared towards health profession students. AHEC Scholars is a longitudinal two-year program that exposes students to interdisciplinary didactic and community-based clinical or experiential training in rural and/or underserved area throughout Maryland. A minimum of forty-five (45) Scholars will enroll each year, with fifteen (15) assigned to one of the regional centers: AHEC West, Central Maryland AHEC, or Eastern Shore AHEC. Students who are from disadvantaged/rural backgrounds, underrepresented minorities, and first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Eligibility & Commitment
Be enrolled in a health professions degree program at an academic institution in the state of Maryland
Be two years from program or degree completion in one of the following disciplines:
Commit to two years in the program and a one-time program follow-up. Two-year commitment includes the following each year:
40 hours of community-based clinical or experiential training in rural and/or underserved; fulfilled by requirements of your discipline
40 hours of didactic education through interactive online modules and webinars, utilizing Blackboard, and in-person training opportunities on the student’s own time.
Receive a Maryland AHEC Scholar Certificate of Completion, signifying an advanced accomplishment that enhances knowledge and skills.
Become an inter-professionally trained thought leader in your field and create an invaluable network of mentors and colleagues.
Work together with other disciplines, learning their roles and responsibilities.
Bolster your clinical knowledge about rural and underserved healthcare throughout Maryland.
Stipends, if funds are available, for travel, supplies, and educational related expenses.
AHEC Scholars receive an AHEC Scholar T-shirt and pin.