Program Benefits

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Standout Resume

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Your commitment to serving the rural and underserved populations in Pennsylvania will be highlighted with a resume that includes an additional 2 years of curriculum that supplement your completed degree and experience. 

Interprofessional Experience

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Many employers are very interested in your ability to work as a team with other health professionals. This program will provide an interprofessional experience that will well prepare you for those interactions.


Clinical & Community/Research Experience

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You will have the opportunity to shadow in several types of clinical environments and lead a community service or research project that may be presented at regional or statewide meetings.

Supplemental Training Experiences


As a Pennsylvania AHEC Scholar you will have the unique opportunity to train in our AHEC Poverty Simulations and receive Mental Health First Aid Training as part of the curriculum. 

The Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center and its Scholars Program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $721,000 annually with no percentage of the work being financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government