Indiana AHEC Scholars: Community Healthcare Fellowship

East Indiana AHEC is pleased to invite health professions college students to apply for the AHEC Scholars Community Healthcare Fellowship.  AHEC Scholars participants will come away from the fellowship ready to enter the health professions workforce with a deeper understanding of providing healthcare to underserved populations, working in interprofessional teams, and caring for patients in the context of rural communities.

The AHEC Scholars program 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 such roles as physician, nurse, physical therapist, social worker, or other behavioral health and allied health occupations.  You can learn more about AHEC Scholars and hear from recent fellowship participants across the state on the Indiana AHEC Network's scholars page.

AHEC Scholars will include both online learning units and community-based experiences designed to give health professions students a deeper understanding of rural 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.

  • Students will be part of an interprofessional group of participants and have the chance to learn with, from, and about students from other health care disciplines.
  • Students will be assigned to teams based on their geographic location within the EI-AHEC region to make in-person learning activities as accessible as possible.
  • Students will receive a stipend each semester program to support their participation.  The stipend amounts increment up each semester a Scholar progresses throught the program and will total $1,800 over two years for 2022-2024 Scholars.
  • Students will take part in 40 hours of online learning and 40 hours of in-person field experiences each year of the program.

East Indiana AHEC’s cohort of Indiana AHEC Scholars Community Healthcare Fellows is open to students in the final two years of an accredited health professions program who are residents of, who attend college in, or who have other strong ties to the East Indiana AHEC service region.  (Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Jennings, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley, Rush, Switzerland, Union, and Wayne Counties)


Recruiting for the 2024-2026 AHEC Scholars cohort will get underway in spring semester 2024.
If you want to be contacted when the 24-26 Scholars application is open please reach out to to let us know!




Links / Resources for current EI Scholars:

2022-2024 EI-AHEC Scholars - Hours Opportunity List (regionally-planned opportunties for EI-AHEC Scholars)

2023-2025 EI-AHEC Scholars - Hours Opportunity List (regionally planned opportunities for EI-AHEC Scholars)

Academic Year 2023-2024 AHEC Scholars Hours Documentation Form (submissions go to Becky @ EI-AHEC to document regionally-planned hours participation)




East Indiana Area Health Education Center
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Batesville, IN 47006