Students from various health and allied health disciplines will experience community-based training activities. Participants experience hands-on and online training on topics designed to enhance patient -centered care, such as cultural competency, social determinants of health, behavioral health integration, and interprofessional care coordination.
Experiential training will be conducted in medically disadvantaged settings, both rural and urban that work for each individual student’s schedule. AHEC Scholars also focuses on underserved populations in these medically underserved areas as well.
Note: This program is part of the NYS AHEC Scholars Program, whose overarching goal is for students to gain a valuable understanding about social and cultural factors that influence an individual’s overall health and their ability to access quality care. By exposing students to social, financial, and cultural issues of care, the program supports the development of future professionals who are able to provide high-quality care to all members of their community.
Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates