In an effort to protect all students and staff ALL AHEC Scholar activities have been transitioned online during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are still accepting applications on a rolling basis.
The AHEC Scholars Program is an opportunity for health profession students, of all disciplines, to participate in interprofessional healthcare team activities. The duration of the program is 1-2 years (depending on discipline), runs concurrently with a student’s academic curriculum and concludes when the student graduates from their respective health profession program. In addition to educational and professional enrichment, the AHEC Scholars Program offers a $500 stipend, per year, to help offset student costs.
Why Scholars Program?
- Be a part of a federally recognized program
- Opportunity to engage with communities in 35 counties across South Texas
- Learn about different populations living within South Texas
- Network and train interprofessionally with various health profession students
- Gain knowledge of working with underserved and rural populations
- Learn about community resources that can improve patient care
- Become a leader in helping address health inequities
- Commitment to completing 1 or 2 years of the program (depending on discipline)
- 40 hours of didactics (online and in person opportunities) each year of the program
- 40 hours of experiential learning (community based activities, clinical rotations) each year of the program
- Completion of program MUST be concurrent with student’s graduation from health profession program
Who Can Participate?
- Students currently enrolled in a health profession program
Examples of eligible programs: (nursing (all), medicine, dental, PT, OT, PA, SLP, social work, technicians, pharmacy, mental health, CHWs, etc.) (undergraduate pre-health professions are NOT eligible)
- Students underrepresented in healthcare are STRONGLY encouraged to apply
- Students willing to take on extra-curricular activities in addition to their academic commitments
Please contact Andrea Moreno-Vasquez by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 210-450-8451, for more information.
- Madonna Center
- San Antonio AIDS Foundation
- Reaching Maximum Independence
- El Bari Community Health Center
- Frio Regional Hospital
South Coastal AHEC
- Amistad Community Health Center (FQHC)
- Mission of Mercy
- Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas (KITT) Community Health Center
- UMC (FQHC)
- Yeled Shalom
- Border Region Behavioral Health Center
- Gateway Community Health Center (FQHC)
- Ruth B. Cowl Rehabilitation Center
- Community Action Corporation of South Texas (FQHC)
“What helped working with others on my IPE team was that we all had a mutual goal of providing the best experience we possibly could do our clients. With the same goal in mind, we were able to work towards providing coordinated care.”
“I believe the learning moment that contributed the most to becoming a better team member was the discussion and input from all the providers at the rounds. Everyone had a different approach for their specific set of skills, but at the end of the day they were all there to improve the lives of the patients and caregivers.”