The 2021-2022 NC AHEC Scholars Program at Northwest AHEC is off to a great start. The group of 41 Scholars had their orientation in September and are a great group of young minds ready to learn!
The Scholars have been able to participate in live and virtual presentations, facility tours, leadership training, hands on Basic Life Support and Mental Health First Aid Certifications, modules on financial literacy and health disparities, Bridges Out of Poverty Training and Safe Zone in Medicine trainings. Scholars have an opportunity to attend sessions of interest that are aligned with their health career goals. More trainings are scheduled on the path to physician assistant, nursing and the medical school, medical research, diversity and inclusion in mental health and more.
2021-22 Northwest AHEC Scholars
Krya Akande, WSSU, Nursing
Brianna Green, WSSU, Nursing
The NC AHEC Scholars Program at Northwest AHEC recruits, trains, and supports a diverse group of students from across the state, creating a multidisciplinary team of health professionals committed to both community service and the transformation of health care in North Carolina. We seek individuals who are committed to improving health and health care, devoted to community service, and interested in improving their own skills and in working with other professionals in team-based care.
With an emphasis on individuals from underrepresented minority populations and/or from disadvantaged/rural backgrounds, as well as first-generation college students, the NC AHEC Scholars Program aims to improve the diversity and distribution of all health professions and to support health systems transformation across the state. Each class of NC AHEC Scholars represents a variety of health professions and institutions from every region of North Carolina.
Northwest AHEC partners with two institutions for the Scholars Program, Wake Forest University (WFU) and Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). We coordinate to recruit ten students per year from each campus that are focused on a career in health.
NC AHEC Scholars are able to:
- Supplement and enrich your education
- Receive a $1000/year stipend
- Participate in 40 hours of didactic and 40 hours of clinical work each year
- Have the opportunity to network with fellow students and health care professionals
- Gain access to unique experiences to help you thrive in health care
- Receive an NC AHEC Scholars Certificate, which sets you apart from other students in an increasingly competitive environment