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southwest Idaho AHEC logoSW Idaho AHEC is now taking applications for its first year of participation in the WWAMI AHEC Scholars program.

Health Profession students enrolled in a degree or certificate health professions program with a GPA of 2.5 or higher may apply. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or Foreign National and must be able to commit to a 2-year AHEC Scholars activity schedule.

The WWAMI AHEC Scholars Program is a nationally recognized interdisciplinary educational and training program that focuses on preparing a diverse, culturally competent healthcare workforce specializing in rural and underserved areas.

The application cycle is open through October 31, 2019. Selected applicants will be notified in early November to be followed by a kick-off orientation event mid-November. Didactic coursework will begin in January 2020 and will take place in live classroom settings weekly in the evening for 6 weeks on a local campus. The cohort will be comprised of 15 interdisciplinary students. I currently have 9 potentially eligible applicants from ISU, ICOM, and CWI.

Eligible programs of study include:

  • Addiction Counseling
  • EMS Professional
  • Pharmacy
  • Anesthesia Assistant
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Athletic Trainer (MS Program Exercise Science)
  • Health Information Technology
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • Audiology
  • Master in Health Administration
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (less than 2 years)
  • Medical Assistant (less than 2 years)
  • Public Health (graduate level)
  • Clinical Mental or Behavioral Health Counseling (Masters or PsyD)
  • Medical Coders (less than 2 years)
  • Psychology (graduate level)
  • Communication Disorder Specialist
  • Medicine (MD/DO)
  • Radiology
  • Community Health Worker (less than 2 years)
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Nutritionist
  • Speech-language Pathology
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Occupational and Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Dental Assistant (less than 2 years)
  • Paramedic (less than 2 years)