AHEC Scholars is a two-year program designed to improve a health professions student’s practice readiness skills. Students in the program have a strong interest in providing care to those living in rural and medically underserved communities across Indiana as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, public health practitioners, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and other allied health occupations.
AHEC Scholars participate in a mix of online training and community-based learning in rural and underserved communities throughout the state. Students train side-by-side with health care professionals and community members. Obtaining skills and practices in the field allows AHEC Scholars to increase knowledge, develop expertise, clarify values and develop their capacity to contribute to communities in need.