Oregon AHEC Scholars | OHWI AHEC

AHEC Scholars is a two-year national program designed to better prepare health profession students for future practice in rural and urban underserved communities.

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Statewide collaboration between the Oregon AHEC Program Office, regional Centers, academic and clinical partners provides a robust interprofessional experience for learners.

Pacific University Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Pharmacy students participate in Oregon AHEC Scholars.

This innovative program enrolls 75 – 125 students annually from multiple universities and health profession programs within Oregon. Enrolled students have a unique opportunity to fulfill their degree requirements with an emphasis on exposure to underserved communities, gaining valuable experience at community-based rural or urban underserved clinical practice sites, and enriching didactic training focused on six Core Topic areas:

  • Behavioral Health Integration
  • Cultural Competency
  • Current & Emerging Issues
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Practice Transformation
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Supporting CHW's and other healthcare paraprofessionals
  • Virtual Learning & Telehealth

For more information about the Oregon AHEC Scholar Program please visit the Oregon AHEC Program Office website.

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