Welcome to the AHEC Scholars Program!
This introduction provides the necessary information to get you started with the Scholar’s Curriculum. If at any time you have questions, please feel free to reach out to your local center director or AHEC Scholars Coordinator.
Your AHEC center director will serve as an adviser for your experience, assisting you with clinical placements, identifying community resources, convening fellow students, and certifying your completion of the program.
The program is made up of 40 hours of didactic, 40 hours of clinical per year, and a community project.
If you are a one-year scholar, please enroll in the course below titled "California AHEC Scholars (One-Year)."
If you are a two-year scholar, please enroll in the course below titled "California AHEC Scholars (Two-Year)."
If you are unsure if you are a one-year scholar or two-year scholar please check with your center director or refer to your Welcome Letter sent to you via email.
Didactic curriculum requirements
The didactic curriculum modules, case studies, and webinars, to be completed as directed by your center director, over the one or two years of your program, spending 40 hours each year with the selected materials. Read/view the required materials. At the end of each module, you will be required to participate in a discussion board, please write one post of at least 250 words as well as respond to two of your peers, at least 100 words each. If your school and/or center director provides instruction in these areas already, consult with your center director as to how to receive credit for this work in lieu of some curriculum content.
Nine online modules:
- Quality Improvement in Primary Care
- Leadership and Advocacy
- Community Engagement
- Patient-Centered Medical Home
- The Medical Neighborhood
- Patient Engagement
- Team-Based Care in Primary Care
- Health Care Reform in the Community
- Work-Life Balance
Case studies and Webinars
In addition to the hours of work in the modules, other requirements include completing four Case Studies per year, and one Webinar per year (listed as required in the module).
First year: Ethnic Considerations in Primary Care for Elders is required
Second year, Intervening in the Opioid Epidemic in the US is required.
You will be complete
Thank you for your interest in the AHEC Scholars Program and we look forward to working with you.
California AHEC Program Office
AHEC Scholars & Student Coordinator
Clinician burnout is a national problem affecting both clinicians and health professions students and has worsened with heightened demands from the 2022-23 confluence of RSV, influenza, and COVID infections.
Working with our 12 AHEC centers and national experts at the Institute for Professional Worklife, Hennepin Healthcare, we have developed a burnout prevention and resiliency program that will be available to the AHEC centers’ educational and clinical partners in medically underserved sites, including practicing clinicians, medical residents, and AHEC Scholars student.