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Southeast Idaho AHEC Scholars Application Due October 7

September 23, 2019

The Southeast Idaho Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is looking for 15 students who are passionate about their discipline to join the 2019-2021 AHEC Scholars cohort.
The AHEC Scholars program trains health professions students to work in interdisciplinary teams in rural and underserved communities.  Students who complete the program will receive a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) certificate and a $1,000 stipend. 


They will engage with rural and underserved communities in Southeast Idaho over the course of two years. They will put their knowledge into practice each year through 40 hours of community/experiential/clinical learning and 6 weeks of interactive, interprofessional classes.

Last year, AHEC Scholars represented several programs on the ISU campus including: nursing, pharmacy, physicians assistant, social work, physical, speech language and occupational therapy/assistant, psychology, counseling, public health, health education, dental hygiene, athletic training and radiographic sciences.

The Scholars provided 600 hours of volunteer service to rural and underserved communities in areas such as Salmon, Soda Springs and Blackfoot. They also participated in a field trip; visiting the Pocatello Crisis Center, an inpatient psychiatric unit and Lost River Hospital.  This summer they attended the Idaho Opioid Student Conference in Boise, where they presented a poster about the new Good Samaritan Law.   

Please encourage your students to apply at: https://www.isu.edu/seidahec/programs/ahec-scholars/
or contact Rylee O’Neill, director at seidahec@isu.edu or 208-282-2116

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