Each of the two years includes the following for a total of 160 hours:
- 40 hours community-based, experiential, or clinical training in rural and/or underserved area
- 40 hours didactic education (focused on six Core Topic Areas)
- Core Topic Areas
- Interprofessional Education
- Behavioral Health Integration
- Social Determinants of Health
- Cultural Competency
- Practice Transformation
- Current and Emerging Health Issues
The program will officially begin (tentatively) in August 2019 with an all-day meeting at Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center. Here, Scholars will become acquainted with RHRCC, the AHEC Scholars program, and to each other. Upon completion of this meeting, Scholars will receive their first case study. For the next four weeks, you will complete specific assignments for the case study. Once the first case study assignments are completed, you will be attend a virtual meeting in early September. This virtual meeting will serve two purposes: to give you an opportunity to hear from a guest speaker and to provide you with your second case study. This cycle of case study examination and corresponding work will continue for the four cases throughout the semester.
Southern KY AHEC Scholars will be provided with a variety of opportunities to gain even more knowledge through educational conferences, service learning, simulations, etc. More details to come on these as they arise.
Possible didactic learning opportunities include:
- Lectures given by health care professionals from our AHEC region
- Video seminars broadcast by the statewide AHEC system
- Online learning modules (CE)
Upon completion of the program requirements, Scholars will receive a stipend of $250 per year to assist in covering expenses.
For more information contact: Kelly Owens at email@example.com
Being a part of the Southern KY AHEC Scholars program is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so apply today!