AHEC Scholars

AHEC Scholars is a FREE program for health professions students interested in supplementing their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings.

  • AHEC Scholars provides health professions students with a unique learning experience. 

  • AHEC Scholars is nationally known as possessing a desirable set of competencies

"My name is Stephanie Norris and I am a senior nursing student at the University of Northern Colorado. I would love to become either a pediatric or labor and delivery nurse, but I am open to go wherever life takes me. I also have an interest in anesthesiology and would like to become a CRNA in the future. AHEC Scholars has allowed me to explore a multitude of topics and unique populations which has only helped grow my knowledge base. From health equity regarding food access and social determinants of health, oil and gas development and its impact on wellbeing, the use of medical marijuana, and current issues like COVID-19, this program has only helped to prepare me for a career in nursing."

See how AHEC Scholar Emma Goetz is handling being a nursing student during a global pandemic!

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Learning Opportunities

  • Interprofessional Education

  • Behavioral Health Integration

  • Health Equity

  • Practice Transformation

  • Emerging Colorado Issues:

    • Opioid Epidemic

    • Marijuana

    • Oral Health

    • Health Effects of Oil & Gas Production

Click to Register


Contact: Erika Greenberg MSN, RN

(970) 324-3018


Eligible Programs:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Dental Assistant

  • Dental Hygienist

  • Dentistry – DDS/DMS

  • Medicine – MD

  • Nursing – LPN, ADN, or BSN

  • Occupational Therapist – OT

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant

  • Osteopathy – DO

  • Paramedic or EMT

  • Pharmacy – PharmD

  • Physical Therapist – PT

  • Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Physician’s Assistant – PA

  • Public Health – BPH and MPH

  • Social Work – MSW

The AHEC Scholars participate in a minimum of 40 hours per year of team-based training and 40 hours per year of instruction (in addition to current required curriculum) focused on the HRSA/AHEC Core Topic Areas. AHEC will provide a one-year follow up after graduation or program completion.

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