West Florida AHEC, New Directions in Community Health

"Educating Toward a Healthier Community"

Florida AHEC Scholars Program

Are you a health professions student that is interested in supplementing your education by gaining knowledge and experience in underserved and/or rural communities? Do you want to feel empowered? If so, the AHEC Scholars Program is for YOU!

Click Here to Apply by October 9, 2020  |  Download the 2020 Flyer

“Being able to participate in training with these other health care fields really allowed me to get a different view of what currently affects our community from a health care perspective.  By expanding my perspective and views will allow me to treat and assist my patients better and in a more holistic way. ” –Lawrence Farve, Northwest Florida State College AHEC Scholar

“The AHEC Scholar Program is important because it gives you first-hand experience working in an inter-professional team before you join the working force. Inter-professional education is very important to help you learn the value of working as a team and listening to each professions opinion to optimize care for the patient.” –Nestle Ciftci, Florida A&M University AHEC Scholar

Program Components

The scholars program will provide students with interprofessional learning opportunities focused on building the skills and competencies needed to help transform primary and patient care.

Program duration is two years and each year includes 40 hours community based, experiential, or clinical training, and 40 hours of didactic online research.

Special Thanks To Our Partners:

  • University of West Florida
  • Pensacola Christian College
  • Pensacola State College
  • Florida A&M University
  • Northwest Florida State College

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