Applications Open for Community Healthcare Fellowship

Applications Open for Community Healthcare Fellowship


The AHEC Scholars program is accepting applications through September 17th, 2021 for its Community Healthcare Fellowship.

The fellowship will begin in October 2021 and end in May 2023.

This fellowship will prepare students to more effectively enter the health professions workforce. AHEC Scholars is designed specifically for applicants who have a strong interest in providing care to those living in rural and medically underserved communities across Indiana in positions such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, public health practitioners, physical therapists, social workers, and other allied health occupations.

AHEC Scholars offers online learning units and community-based experiences designed to give health professions students a deeper understanding of rural and urban healthcare, caring for underserved populations, and the importance of practice transformation in a clinical care setting.

Fellows will focus on five core issues – behavioral health integration, cultural competency, interprofessional education, practice transformation, and social determinants of health.

A $1,500 stipend is provided to accepted applicants who complete the required learning and experiences.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be in the final two years of an accredited health professions program. (18-month program, Two- year degree programs are eligible to apply.)
  • Must be available to participate for two years.
  • Must have reliable transportation – this program includes multiple site visits across the selected AHEC region.
  • Must be available to participate in 40 hours of online learning units and 40 hours of team-based community experiences per year (for two years).

Applications can be found online at