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AHEC Community Health Scholars Program

What is the AHEC Scholars Program?
The AHEC Community Health Scholars Program enables high-potential graduate-level MSW, MPH, and undergraduate students (junior standing), in a health-related field to explore primary care with an emphasis on community health and interdisciplinary practice in medically underserved communities.

Who is eligible?
1. Masters level MPH/MSW students.
2. Undergraduate students in a health-related field (must be in your junior year).
3. List of approved majors: Masters of Social Work (2 years), Community Health Worker, Community Mental Health Worker, Dentistry, Health Education Specialist, Medical Assistant, Psychology, and Public Health.

What are the program requirements?
1. Complete a minimum of 40 hours of didactic learning per year, provided by CCALAC through monthly trainings.
2. Complete a minimum of 40 hours of experiential learning at a CCALAC member clinic.
*Clinic placement is facilitated by CCALAC program coordinator*

What are some possible projects I can expect to work on during my experiential learning?
1. MPH/MSW – project development, project coordination, training development, tool development for improving health outcomes, QI, policy/advocacy, research, development of health education interventions, marketing, one-on- one therapy (MSW), and group therapy (MSW).
2. Undergraduate Scholars – health education, case management, patient intake, outreach, patient education, training, and group education.

Is this opportunity paid?
The program provides a yearly stipend that varies upon the availability of funds.

AHEC Scholars Recruitment Schedule:
March 1-August 31: Open for applications
September: Interviews/Selection Process/Acceptance Letters
October: Orientation TBD

PARTICIPANTS: Members by Application
FREQUENCY: Two-year program
SPONSORED BY: Grant funds, plus host matching fees from participating clinics
STAFF CONTACT: Andrés Sánchez

Applications are open!

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This program is supported by the California AHEC with HRSA grant number U77HP23071