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)
“I really wanna thank AHEC for the opportunity to be part of the Scholars Program. I didn’t really understand the impact it was gonna have in my career. I recently got hired for a Nurse Practitioner position and I am updating my resume and all of a sudden I realized that all the didactics and practicum that I did while at AHEC are finally gonna pay off. I am getting credit for all the hard work and it means a lot to me. My Program Director is super proud too. She wants me to list everything I ever did at AHEC. The big shots will look at those when determining my pay. THANK YOU all. I really appreciate ur leadership.
“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.”