AHEC Scholars Kicks-Off Second Statewide Cohort

The Michigan AHEC Scholars Program recently launched its second cohort with a total of 49 health professions students from across the state of Michigan. The Michigan AHEC Scholars program began last year with 15 nursing and medical students from Wayne State University. The new AHEC Scholars' cohort includes nursing, medical and social work students from each of the Michigan AHEC regions, including Southeast, Mid-Central, Northern Lower, Western and the Upper Peninsula.

The Michigan AHEC Scholars Program is designed for health professions students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in supplementing their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural or urban underserved communities. It aims to prepare students to enter the health professions workforce by teaching them about health disparities and the role of the community in patient care through interaction with different health specialties. Types of eligible health professions students in the AHEC scholars program are: medical, pharmacy, dental, nursing, physician assistant, public health and social work. 

Dr. Juliann Binienda, Associate Professor in Wayne State University's School of Medicine, is the AHEC Scholars Course Director. "We are excited to offer this statewide innovative and stimulating program which seeks to increase the quantity and quality of health professionals in rural and urban underserved areas of Michigan." 

Student recruitment efforts for the 3rd AHEC Scholars' cohort will begin in the spring of 2020. For more information, visit https://miahec.wayne.edu/healthcareers or call 313-577-5161.

Dr. Juliann Binienda conducts an AHEC Scholars' statewide
"Meet and Greet" with the new cohort of students.
Year one, cohort two AHEC Scholars from across
the state at a recent "Meet and Greet."