WHO CAN APPLY: * Students who are currently enrolled in an accredited health professions degree or certificate program.
PROGRAM BASICS:There are two parts to the program. * The first part is approximately 5 hours of online trainings each month from September through April, covering six core topic areas (social determinants of health, behavioral health, cultural competency, practice transformation, interprofessional education, emerging diseases).
* The second part is the out-of-classroom, community-based activities. This takes place between January 1 and April 30th. You will learn about some of the health care challenges for people who live in rural and/or urban underserved areas by traveling to various sites in Kentucky. The second part of the program can, in most cases, count towards clinical hours that are required from your program.
PROGRAM FLEXIBILITY:*We work around your busy academic, work, and life schedules when planning the community-based activities. The online trainings can be completed at your own pace. However, you should complete at least 50% of the required trainings by January 1, 2020 to receive the first $250 stipend payout.
BENEFITS TO YOU:*$500 stipend per academic year*$100 award for license and exam fees upon graduating from your academic program* Clinical and/or service opportunities * Permission to use the AHEC Scholars Principal Organizer as a professional reference for one year after completing the program
ABBREVIATED PROGRAM: *There is one year abbreviated program (half the hours) is available for select programs less than two years in duration. (To see if your program qualifies for the abbreviated program, please check our website at www.northcentralkyahec.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
APPLICATION TIMELINE: * There is rolling admissions for this program. * The program is limited to 15 students in the region, so apply early!* The program begins September 3, 2019.