AHEC Scholars Program
Workforce Development Focus
Increasing number of healthcare workers
Workforce Issue Addressed
Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession
The AHEC Scholars program is a two-year program designed for diverse health professions students across Michigan to gain additional knowledge and experience in rural and urban underserved communities. The goal of the program is to teach health profession students about health disparities and the role of community in patient care so that they are prepared to serve in rural and medically underserved communities across Michigan once they get their degrees. AHEC Scholars complete 40 hours of experiential and 40 hours of didactic activities during each of the two years of the program. Some activities include primary care focused interprofessional simulation activities, fieldwork placements/rotations in team-based practice settings and education on topics such as cultural humility, practice transformation and SDOH.