The nationwide HRSA/AHEC branded certificate program
to prepare and promote a diverse, skilled primary care workforce in rural and underserved communities

Deadline for 2021-2023 SEATTLE cohort applications was 10/17/2022. Deadlines for regional cohorts in Spokane and Bellingham and for the Idaho AHEC Scholars program in Moscow, Boise and Pocatello will likely be later. Check with the AHEC office at that location for details. Questions? Contact

Are You Looking to Lead Underserved Health Care into The Future?

  • AHEC Scholars is a nationally recognized certificate program that can set you apart.
  • The program emphasizes a team-based approach to addressing health disparities.
  • Coursework can be completed at no cost and complements your existing coursework.
  • Experiences include a field trip to an urban underserved or rural health care setting.
  • The two-year program culminates in a graduation networking event with potential employers.
  • WWAMI AHEC Scholars will provide you with the agile skill set needed to lead health care transformation in rural and urban underserved environments.


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 About the AHEC Scholars Program

  • 2 year interprofessional program for healthcare profession students across Washington State and Idaho
  • Open to healthcare profession students in a degree or certificate program
  • 6 campus evening classes per year in one of 4 campus locations
  • And/or asynchronous modules and online meetings with your cohort
  • Inter-professional community/experiential/clinical training through your primary program, service learning or our community project
  • Program administrated by the University of Washington’s Office of Rural Programs and the WWAMI AHEC Center