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AHEC Scholars is a nationwide HRSA/AHEC branded certificate program to prepare and promote a diverse, skilled primary care workforce in rural and underserved communities. The program consists of didactic and clinical/experiential/community learning focused on six core topic areas:

  • Interprofessional education
  • Behavioral health integration
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency*
  • Practice transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues

Visit Student Resources for more information about AHEC Scholars.

*AHECWW prefers the term cultural humility, which acknowledges that mastery of a finite body of knowledge may not be appropriate. Instead, cultural humility invites us to practice the lifelong commitment to self-evaluation, redressing power imbalances, and developing mutually beneficial advocacy partnerships with communities. (Definition adapted from Tervalon & Murray-Garcia, 1998)