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NJ AHEC Scholars Program

nao_ahec_scholars_logo_nys.pngThe NJ AHEC (Area Health Education Center) Scholars Program is a longitu­dinal, interdisciplinary program with a curriculum that implements a defined set of clinical, didactic, and community-based training activities in under­served areas. Our program is a unique collaboration between the NJ AHEC, Camden County College, Rowan College of South Jersey, Rutgers Uni­versity School of Nursing, Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine and the Departments of Nursing and Psychology at Rowan University.

As a NJ AHEC Scholar, you will work in inter-professional groups providing services in underserved communities through AHEC sites in South Jersey: Garden (Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester Counties), River (Camden, Gloucester and Burlington Counties) and Shore (Atlantic and Cape May counties), as well as their partners throughout the region.

Our curriculum focuses on key topics that will prepare your group with the knowledge to develop projects that improve health care in those communities.

NJ AHEC Scholars Curriculum

  • Inter-professional education
  • Behavioral health integration
  • Social determinants of health
  • Cultural competency
  • Practice transformation
  • Current and emerging health issues
  • Connecting Communities and Supporting Health Professionals
  • Virtual Learning and Telehealth

NJ AHEC Scholars Benefits

  • Working in an underserved community
  • Working on an interprofessional team
  • Volunteer experience that sets you apart
  • Faculty guidance for research publication or presentation at a national conference
  • Stipend
  • Certificate of completion
  • Award Ceremony & Poster Presentation

Testimonials from our AHEC Scholars

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Interested in applying for NJ AHEC Scholars?

The NJ AHEC Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Cohort. Eligible applicants must be ennrolled in a health profession program (medicine, nursing, social work or other allied health program) and be able to commit to two years being in the program, which includes on­line lectures and clinical/hands-on training each year.

Complete the application

Current NJ AHEC Scholars

Rowan Students

Access the course through the Rowan Online portal.

Non-Rowan Students

Access the online course through Canvas.