West Virginia AHEC Rural Community Health Scholars Program


  • West Virginia AHEC Rural Community Health Scholars is a program for¬†health professions students interested in supplementing their education though meaningful experiences in rural and/or underserved urban settings.
  • This is a two-year program with interdisciplinary curricula designed to help students develop their knowledge through clinical, didactic, and community-based activities. All experiential or clinical training will be conducted in rural and/or underserved settings.
  • The West Virginia AHEC Rural Community Health Scholars program duration is two years, and scholars must complete the following requirements annually for a total of 160 hours (80 hours total in year one, and 80 hours total in year two):
    • 40 hours of community-based experiential or clinical training in a rural or underserved area.
    • 40 hours of didactic education via our online platform, SOLE.
  • A stipend amount of $650 per year ($1,300 over the course of the two-year program) will be awarded to all scholars accepted into this program.

For more information please contact Jessica Stidham, Program Coordinator for Rural Community Health Scholars

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