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NEOMED’s Area Health Education Center Scholar’s Program Opens New Application Cycle

Designed for undergraduates interested in community health

The application cycle is now open for Northeast Ohio Medical University’s Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Scholars Program. The program was developed for undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in rural or urban community health. Students will receive interprofessional team-based training focused on serving populations in underserved communities.

The AHEC scholars will be engaged with numerous experiential activities that address the social determinants of health and health disparities. Topics of discussion include poverty and health, infant mortality, health and well-being, opioid and substance abuse, motivational interviewing and more. Activities will take place at several locations including NEOMED, partnering universities and local communities.

Applications can be submitted by students who will begin their junior years in the fall of 2019 at one of the following NEOMED partner universities: Cleveland State University, Kent State University Stark, The University of Akron or Youngstown University.
The program spans two years with activities running from September through May. Participation in the AHEC Scholars Program is free.

To apply, visit For more information, contact Denise Mead at or 330.325.6584.

About Area Health Education Centers
Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) was established to promote primary care practice and to educate students studying a health profession with a focus on medically underserved populations. AHEC supports undergraduate and graduate medical, nursing, pharmacy and allied health education for the recruitment, training and retention of health care professionals in urban and rural medically underserved areas. The program is linked through four community-based centers: the Akron-Region Interprofessional, the Canton Regional, Cleveland-Region Interprofessional and Eastern Ohio. The Centers plan and develop educational programs based on their assessment of local resources, health personnel needs and the interest of each community.

About Northeast Ohio Medical University
For more than 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas.

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