In 2018 the AHEC Scholars program was implemented through AHECs on a national level with the goal of preparing students, future health professionals to care for underserved rural and urban patients in small interprofessional teams.
The AHEC Scholars program is two years in length and applicants should be within two years of graduating from their program. Missouri AHEC is organized through seven regional centers, supported by three program offices.
All didactic and community activities focus on interprofessional education, integrated behavioral health, social determinants of health, cultural competency, practice transformation and current and emerging issues. Community activities always involve two or more health professionals.
Certifications you will attain after completing AHEC Scholars
- Certification in Mental Health First Aid
- Certification in National CLAS standards
- Certificate from Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI)