The AHEC Scholars Program is for current health profession students interested in gaining additional training and team-based clinical experiences working in rural areas and/or with underserved populations. The program is open to students in disciplines that support primary health care services delivery including both clinical roles, such as physician, physician assistant, nurse, pharmacist, surgical technologist, radiologic technologist, mental health counselor, addiction counselor and clinical lab scientist, and non-clinical roles such as social workers, community health workers, and others.

What is Involved?

  • 40 hours of didactics (variety of learning modalities available including online) each year for two-years
  • 40 hours of experiential learning (simulations, community service, clinical rotations) each year for two-years
  • Commitment to completing the two-year program

Concurrent Credit?

Many of the AHEC Scholar requirements can be satisfied by the didactic and experiential learning you are already completing for your degree program and in extra-curricular activities.  Ask us about your specific program!

Seven students honored as AHEC Scholars

Seven Pacesetter Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students at Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth who wanted to learn and gain experience working with rural and underserved populations recently completed the Texas AHEC East Scholars Program through the Greater Houston Region. MORE…

What do I need to Apply?

  • Completed Application 
  • Personal Statement

Applications are completed via REDCap linked HERE or in the drop-down menu of the AHEC Scholars Tab at the top of the page. Your personal statement should be uploaded before you hit submit.