Florida AHEC Network

Florida AHEC Scholars

The Florida AHEC Scholars program is a free and unique interdisciplinary program that is part of a national initiative preparing students to become leaders in primary care and beyond.

The application is currently closed for the 2019-2021 AHEC Scholars program. Please check back later for more information.


Program Components

The Florida AHEC Scholars Program will provide students with interprofessional learning opportunities focused on building the skills and competencies needed to transform primary care and patient care. The program will consist of 40 hours of experiential learning assignments and 40 hours of online modules over the course of 2 years or 4 academic semesters

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Health Professional Students

Join degree-seeking health professional students (clinical and non-clinical) who want to work with under-served populations


Focus Areas

Explore current and emerging healthcare topics via online modules. Healthcare topics include behavioral health, social determinants of health, practice transformation, cultural competency, interprofessional education, and other emerging issues.

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Experiential Learning

Serve medically under-served and at-risk populations through community-based experiential learning assignments.


Interdisciplinary Teams

Gain experience working in interdisciplinary teams and developing professionally through mentoring, networking, and certificate programs.

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Receive $500 stipend per year and recognition upon program completion.


Student Eligibility

The AHEC Scholar Program is open to students in disciplines that support primary health care services delivery in both clinical and non-clinical roles. Only 150 students across Florida are selected to become AHEC Scholars each year. Students must also have access to reliable transportation and internet.

Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a health professions degree

  • Be two years from program or degree completion

  • Commit to 2 years in the program and a one-time program follow-up

Applicable majors include, but are not limited to Medicine, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy, Social Work, Emergency Medical Technicians.

If you have questions about qualifications, please contact your local center. Participants must also have reliable transportation and a computer with Internet access.