AHEC Scholars

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We Offer Stipend Programs For Health Care Students

We Offer Stipend Programs For Health Care Students
AHEC Scholars

Students and Residents in Health Care Professions

We are taking applications for the 2023 AHEC scholars’ program! Apply Now


For our post-secondary health care students

Who are currently enrolled in a two-year or longer degree or certification program, the Alabama Statewide AHEC Program is in the development phase for an interdisciplinary program called AHEC Scholars.East Central Alabama Area Health Education Center accepts applications for the AHEC Scholars Program each summer from students in for the following disciplines:

Allied Health

  • Graduate Allied Health

  • Graduate Health Science

  • Graduate Public Health

  • Nutrition

  • Undergraduate Public Health

Behavioral Health

  • Clinical Psychologist (PhD)

  • Social Work


  • Dental Hygiene

  • Dental Students

  • Pre-Dental Students


  • Nursing, ADN

  • Nursing, BSN

  • Nursing, NP

  • Nursing, DNP


  • Pharmacy Students


  • Optometry Students

Therapy Professions

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Physical Therapy

  • Rehabilitation Therapy

  • Speech Therapy


  • Medical Students (MD/DO)

  • Physician Assistants

  • Pre-Med Students


The Program Offers Curriculum

Designed for students to focus on six core topics that are critical for our future workforce:

  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) or Team-Based Training

  • Behavioral Health

  • Social Determinants of Health

  • Cultural Competency as Part of Patient-Centered Care

  • Practice Transformation

  • Current and Emerging Health Issues

Participants will receive 40 hours of training

Both clinical and didactic for a total of 80 hours, each year of the program and will have opportunities to interact with other AHEC scholars across Alabama.The online classroom activities will utilize the online platform Google Classroom.Clinical training experiences will be interprofessional with at least one other health care discipline in an effort to better prepare health care students to enter the workforce as part of a team.

For more information or to apply, contact:

  • Bennett “Chip” Tucker, DMD