• $1,000 sign-up award for the first 120 applicants
  • Increase marketability as a program participant
  • Recognition with a pin and certificate
  • Connect with Regional Campuses faculty, residents and rural healthcare leaders
  • Funding for primary care conferences and Rural Health Summit
  • CV/Personal Statement Editing
  • Recommendation Letters

During the junior and senior years, students will complete 80 hours of didactic training and 80 hours of team-based clinical/experiential training in rural and/or medically underserved settings.  Students will meet these requirements by completing the FMED-8301 Family Medicine Junior Clerkship at a UAMS Regional Campus and one of the qualifying senior electives in primary care.

This program is designed to give students an experience in primary care, rural medicine or medically underserved populations.  There is no commitment to practicing in a rural area or in primary care.

Application Process

Students must apply by the end of the junior year.  After applying, students will be contacted by a Regional Programs recruiter, who will act as an AHEC Scholars advisor for orientation and program planning.  Advisors will be assigned based on the location in which students participate in the Family Medicine Junior Clerkship rotation.

More Information

Please visit the Meet our Recruiters webpage to find your AHEC Scholars advisor.