AHEC Scholars

Learn | Experience | Network

The AHEC Scholars Program, presented by Central Colorado Area Health Education Center, provides unique experiences, mentoring, networking, and professional references for continued education and employment. The program is provided at no-cost to health professions students who apply and meet eligibility criteria.

Two Year Program

Each year includes:
40 hours community-based, experiential, or clinical training in rural and/or underserved areas

40 hours didactic education focused on six core topic areas:

  1. Interprofessional Education
  2. Behavioral Health Integration
  3. Social Determinants of Health
  4. Cultural Competency
  5. Practice Transformation
  6. Current/Emerging Issues

Career Benefits

  • Stand out from other job applicants, and be more competitive
  • Make a difference in rural/underserved communities
  • Participate while enrolled in your current healthcare professions program
  • Network with other students nationwide
  • Participants are distinguished and honored

Free Program for Health Profession Students

If you are interested and meet the eligibility criteria (below), apply now!

Eligibility Criteria

Students should have an interest in rural or underserved healthcare and be currently enrolled in a two-year health professions degree or certificate program. We are accepting students in paramedic, certified nursing assistant, nursing, physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, physician's assistant, medical assistant, pharmacist, or osteopathy programs.

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