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  • Leadership education

  • Behavioral health integration

  • Practice transformation

  • Social determinants of health

  • Online coursework through our custom learning managememt system

  • Cultural Competency

  • Expert keynotes

  • Peer-to-peer mentoring

  • Current and emerging health issues

  • Practical capstone project

  • State internship opportunities

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What Is It?

The Nevada Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program is for undergraduate and graduate level clinical and nonclinical health profession students who wish to complement their education by further developing their leadership knowledge and experience in rural or underserved urban settings.

AHEC Scholars participate in clinical and non-clinical, didactic and community-based activities and projects with a focus on leadership development.

Exclusive & Competitive

  • Statewide program: limited and competitive application process with two-year commitment

    • -max Class 45

  • Practice Inter-professional collaboration in rural and/or urban underserved settings

  • Priority given to Nevada residents enrolled in minimum 2-year programs (Degree or Certificate Programs)

  • Open to all health students enrolled in clinical and non-clinical programs

Program Components and Core Competencies


The Nevada AHEC Scholars Program

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     The NV AHEC scholars program is a nationally funded program by the Health Resources and Administration Association (HRSA), aimed at strengthening the healthcare workforce.


  • Earn recognition as a student leader in the health community with the skills to lead your peers

  • Inspire and improve health status and outcomes through your improved command of leadership

  • Be better positioned to join or lead a diverse and culturally competent health workforce

  • Gain practical skills and experience in practice transformation collaboration in underserved settings in Nevada

  • Gain practical didactic/civic engagement opportunities

  • IPE credit may be awarded by enrolled institution

The Nevada AHEC Scholars program is comprised of three centers: Desert Meadows AHEC in Southern Nevada, Frontier AHEC in Rural Nevada, and High Sierra AHEC in Reno/Sparks.