Application deadline is Aug. 1
West Virginia AHEC Rural Community Health Scholars is a new, highly selective program available to 75 of West Virginia’s top health professions students interested in practicing in rural or underserved communities; WVU and non-WVU students alike may participate.
Designed as a two-year program, RCH Scholars will enhance each student's ability to make a difference in healthcare by facilitating clinical, didactic and community-based activities that positively impact the lives of West Virginians in rural/underserved areas of the state. Moreover, participating scholars will also gain valuable experience in their respective field(s) and receive a stipend of $650/year ($1,300 over the course of the two-year program).
Health professions students in the following areas with at least two years remaining in their program(s) are eligible to apply:
- Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
- Medical (Osteopathic, Family, OBGYN, etc.)
- Nurse Practitioner and Nursing
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Physician Assistant
- Public/Population Health Programs
- and more*!
Application deadline is Aug. 1.
For more information and/or to submit an application, please visit our website or contact Jessica Stidham at RCH_Scholars@hsc.wvu.edu.
Contact us if your discipline is not listed, as you may still be eligible to participate.
SHAPE—the Student Healthcare Alliance for Promoting Equality—along with the West Virginia University Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, the Division of Internal Medicine and the LGBTQ+ Center will be hosting a week-long series of lectures focusing on LGBTQ+ health at the Health Sciences Center.
Witness WVU Health Sciences students and local emergency services professionals perform a “Code Blue” emergency response to a simulated cardiac arrest situation as part of National Healthcare Simulation Week.
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