Maine AHEC has graduated its third class of AHEC Scholars. Our largest class of graduates yet, more than sixty-three health professions students graduated from the AHEC Scholar program and will be recognized as graduating with an honors distinction in caring for the underserved. Each student received a blue, white, and green cord to wear at graduation to acknowledge their completion of the two-year 160-hour AHEC Scholar curriculum.
The graduates will become AHEC Scholar alumnae and join a distinguished group of health professionals who are graduating from around the country. Each of the 46 AHECs around the country will graduate a cohort of AHEC Scholars this spring. An estimated 2,300 health professions students will be graduating the AHEC Scholars program and will enter the workforce with an enhanced skill set to care for underserved populations. The intention is that many of these students will seek employment in underserved communities.
Many of the Maine AHEC Scholars from medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy will be entering residency before securing employment. Some graduates will secure or have already secured employment such as Katelyn Asmus, MSOT ’22, who shared “Thank you for all the support throughout my time in Maine AHEC! I am in the process of being hired in a rural, underserved school district, and my experience and training has absolutely helped me get here!”.
For more information on the Maine AHEC Scholar program: https://www.une.edu/ahec/cup-scholars
For more information on the national AHEC Scholars program: https://www.nationalahec.org/general/custom.asp?page=AHECScholars