Congratulations to our AHEC Scholars...
for completing Year 1 of the program!
AHEC Scholars Program
The Nebraska AHEC Scholars Program is part of a national initiative that prepares health profession students who want to serve in rural or urban underserved areas Healthcare professions students who complete the AHEC Scholars Program gain lifetime connections with health professionals in a variety of disciplines. Access to real world experience beyond the classroom will increase self-confidence and give students a competitive edge when seeking employment.
Becoming an AHEC Scholar will elevate students' credentials as an emerging health care leader. AHEC Scholars gain access to exclusive workshops, potential employers, community leaders, and national and state resources on the latest health topics. The program is offered at no cost to the student. AHEC Scholars may be eligible for a stipend.
To learn more about becoming an AHEC Scholar, click here. Applications will be available soon!
AHEC Scholars attend workshops which offer valuable insight to different healthcare experiences. In fall of 2020, the Omaha AHEC collaborated with OneWorld Community Health Center. The objective of this workshop was to gain awareness of OneWorld as a federally qualified health center and the role they play in meeting the needs of underserved communities, to show the roles of various health care providers at OneWorld and to describe the importance of team dynamics as they relate to providing patient-centered care, and to understand how OneWorld implements behavioral health integration, and how these practices relate to the quality and safety of care. In spring of 2021, the Omaha AHEC hosted a workshop featuring the Refugee Empowerment Center. Alana Schriver discussed refugee resettlement, and panelists talked about refugee health from a personal standpoint.