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AHEC Scholars:

A competitive two-year cohort program that expands on health professions, student education and training. Students participate in two in-person, 1.5-day summer institutes in addition to completing an underserved health experience. The 2018-2019 AHEC Scholars Program is affiliated with the East Central AHEC office in Gibson City, Illinois, and will host the summer institutes at a to-be-determined location in the eastern Illinois/Urbana-Champaign region. Additional work throughout the two-year program is completed by AHEC Scholars through distance-based learning.

Visit and for more information on student health professions programs.

To apply, please submit the following*:

  • Completed on-line application
  • Personal statement (800-1,200 words) that should address why you are interested in learning about:
    • Rural community development
    • Rural health care
    • Interprofessional collaboration
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume.
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty instructor or academic adviser.

Your application and support materials can be completed and submitted online with supporting documents uploaded in PDF (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) format.

*Sites may require immunization paperwork and other proof of recent vaccinations, including influenza. Students should plan accordingly in anticipation of acceptance into a program.

If you have questions about your application, contact:

Vicky Rhine, MPH
National Center for Rural Health Professions
UIC Health Sciences Campus-Rockford
1601 Parkview Ave.
Rockford, IL  61107

More Information?

Hana Hinkle
National Center for Rural Health Professions
University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford
1601 Parkview Ave.
Rockford, IL 61107

(815) 395-5784