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Nevada AHEC Scholars


The Nevada Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program is for undergraduate and graduate level clinical and nonclinical health profession students who wish to complement their education by further developing their leadership knowledge and experience in rural or underserved urban settings.

AHEC Scholars participate in clinical and non-clinical, didactic and community-based activities and projects with a focus on leadership development.


Focus areas include


Interprofessional education
Behavioral health integration
Social determinants of health
Cultural competency
Practice transformation
Current and emerging health issues


  • About Nevada AHEC Scholars

    The Nevada AHEC Scholars Program prepares students for future leadership roles in health care through interdisciplinary training and provides networking opportunities with potential for career advancement.


    AHEC Scholars:

    • Earn recognition as student leaders
    • Inspire and improve health status and outcomes
    • Build cultural competency
    • Gain invaluable, real-world experience
    • Participate in practical didactic and civic engagement opportunities
    • IPE credit may be awarded by enrolled institutions
    • Stipend upon program completion milestones

    Nevada AHEC Scholars programs of study include:

    • Biology
    • Clinical mental health counseling
    • Dental medicine
    • Health care administration and policy
    • Marriage and family therapy
    • Medicine
    • Nursing
    • Psychology
    • Physical therapy
    • Public health
    • Social work
  • Program Highlights
  • Participate
  • Nevada AHECs
    Desert Meadows AHEC Logo

    Desert Meadows AHEC
    Eileen Colen
    Frontier AHEC Logo

    Frontier AHEC
    Cory Martin
    Education Coordinator
    High Sierra AHEC Logo

    High Sierra AHEC
    Amanda Aragon
    Workforce Planning Manager

    AHEC National Logo

    National Area Health Education Center Program


Disclaimer: The Nevada AHEC Scholars Program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant #U77HP23062 with 50% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit