- Students will be placed at various locations in Brooklyn or Queens
Student—Home Health Aide
Student—Nursing Assistant/ Aide
Student—Certified Nurse Leader
Student—Licensed Nursing Assistant
Student—Nursing BS/BSN Completion
Student—Certified Nurse Specialist
Student—Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (LPN/LVN)
Student—Certified Nursing Assistant
Student—Patient Care/Support Technician
Student—Community Health Worker
Student—NP—Acute care adult gerontology
Student—NP—Acute care pediatric
Student—Physical Therapy Assistant
Student—NP—Adult Psychiatric/Mental health
Student—Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic
Student—NP—Child/Adolescent Psychiatric/Mental Health
Student—Graduate—Clinical Laboratory Services
Student—Registered Nurse (RN)
Student—NP—Family Psychiatric/Mental Health
Student—NP—Other advanced nurse specialists
Student—Graduate—Other Behavioral Health
Student—Undergraduate—Clinical Laboratory Services
Student—Health Information Technician
About the NYS AHEC Scholars Program
The NYS AHEC Scholars Program is a two-year, interdisciplinary program with a defined set of clinical, didactic, and community-based training activities. All experiential or clinical training will be conducted in rural and/or medically disadvantaged settings throughout New York State. Utilizing a hybrid model of in-person experiences and online modules participants will gain in-depth training on topics designed to augment patient care, such as cultural competency, social determinants of health, practice transformation, behavioral health integration, and interprofessional care coordination. The overarching goal of the AHEC Scholars Program is for students to gain a valuable understanding about the numerous social and cultural factors that influence an individual’s overall health and their ability to access quality care. By exposing students to social, financial, and cultural issues of care, this program aims to support the development of future healthcare professionals who are able to provide high-quality, patient-centric care to all members of their community.
Individuals interested in participating in the NYS AHEC Scholars Program must:
- Be currently matriculated into an accredited allied health or health professional degree/certificate program;
- Be able to devote a minimum of 2 hours per week throughout the duration of the two-year program;
- Be interested in improving health quality for all individuals, regardless of background
AHEC Scholars Program Requirements:
Each AHEC Scholar will be a part of an interprofessional team of students. Participants will be expected to will work with a core group of patients to identify issues associated with social determinants of health, and propose potential solutions that will ultimately reduce the number of avoidable hospitalizations and emergency room visits. Each AHEC Scholar will be required to complete 40 hours of community-based experiential training per year.
Additionally, each AHEC Scholar will be required to complete an online curriculum that address topics designed to augment patient care, including cultural competency, practice transformation, behavioral health integration, and interprofessional care coordination. Each AHEC Scholar will be required to complete 40 hours of didactic education per year.
Learn More & Apply to the NYS AHEC Scholars Program at Your AHEC
To learn more about the NYS AHEC Scholars Program and to view the specific application instructions for your AHEC, select the AHEC in the region where you are currently enrolled in a college-level health professions education training program in New York State.
Before you begin filling out an application, please make sure you have the following two documents ready to upload as .doc, .docx or .pdf files:
1. Essay: We would like to get to know you through this application and believe that a thoughtful, well-constructed essay is an important step in the process. As a general guideline, the length of your application essay should be a minimum of 300 words, with a maximum of 600 words. Within your essay, please respond to the following questions:
- Why you would like to participate in the NYS AHEC Scholars program?
- How will the NYS AHEC Scholars Program benefit you in accomplishing your academic and/or career goals?
2. Letter of Recommendation: Stories about your behaviors, impact, and personal qualities told by others play an essential role in the evaluation of your application. Your letter of reference should provide specific examples and anecdotes that illustrate your ability and desire to be an AHEC Scholar. Please attach one letter of reference from a teacher, faculty member, community leader, mentor, etc., and provide your reference’s contact information.
*NOTE: If the person who is writing your Letter of Reference would rather send the letter directly, please upload their Name and Contact information instead of the actual letter.