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Urban Service Track/AHEC Scholars Program

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Involved

Workforce Development Focus

Workforce Issues Addressed

4-Year IHE

UConn Health/Connecticut AHEC, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)

Medical students, pharmacy students, dental students, nursing students, social work students, physician assistant students

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Attracting and training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


The Urban Service Track program is a 2-year add-on curriculum for students at UConn Schools of Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, Dental Medicine, Social Work, and Quinnipiac University's Physician Assistant Program to prepare participants to become well-qualified health care professionals that will serve in Connecticut's urban underserved communities. 60 Urban Service Track scholars are selected each year. Participants have clinical training at FQHCs and other primary care facilities. They participate in interprofessional service experiences and a "Clinical Skills Boot Camp", among other activities. The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) sponsors a few students from the Urban Service track to attend their annual Policy & Issues Forum. The Urban Service Track program is funded by the U.S. Bureau of Health Workforce.

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