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For our post-secondary, health professions students, who are currently enrolled in a two-year or longer degree or certification program, we invite you to apply for our AHEC Scholars' program.


Qualified applicants will be from the following disciplines:

  • Medical

  • Physician Assistant

  • Physical Therapy

  • Nursing

  • Social Work

  • Clinical Psychology

  • Other Allied Health (At least a 2 year program)

The program offers a curriculum designed for students to focus on six core topics that are critical for our future workforce:

  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) or Team-Based Training

  • Behavioral Health Integration

  • Social Determinants of Health

  • Cultural Competency as part of Patient-Centered Care

  • Practice Transformation

  • Current and Emerging Health Issues such as COVID-19, Opioid Crisis, etc.


The online classroom activities will utilize an online platform

such as:

  • Canvas

Participants will receive 40 hours of didactic training and 40 hours of community-based experiential or clinical training (a total of 80 hours) each year of the program and will interact with other AHEC Scholars across Alabama.

Selected participants will receive:

  • $500 stipend for each year of the program (contingent upon funding)

  • Certificate of completion from SAAHEC

  • Free conference attendance opportunities.

  • Resume building opportunities 

  • Networking & professional and leadership development


Clinical training experiences will be inter-professional with at least one other healthcare discipline in an effort to better prepare health professional students to enter the workforce as part of a team.

Sites include:​

  • Veterans Recovery Resources Outpatient Clinic

  • Poarch Health Department

  • Dumas Wesley Community Center- Mobile

  • Alabama Free Clinic- Bay Minette, Gulf Shore & Robertsdale

  • Camp Rap A Hope & Camp Smile and more

For more information or to apply, contact:

Md Ikbal Parveg,


Prospective Students

To learn more about the AHEC Scholars program click on the AHEC Scholars Training Manual or to hear what prior/current AHEC Scholars have to say, click on the videos below.

AHEC Scholar Training Manual
AHEC Scholar Video
Video 1
Video 2

Graduating Students

If you would like an electronic version of your certificate, please click here.

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