Four Purdue Northwest Students Selected for Indiana AHEC Scholars Program

December 17, 2020

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Four Purdue University Northwest students have been selected for the Class of 2022 Indiana AHEC Scholars Program.

The Indiana AHEC Scholars program is a part of a national initiative to prepare tomorrow’s health professionals to become leaders in inter-professional, transformative practice who serve those who need it the most.

During the course of the two-year program, AHEC Scholars complete didactic and experiential training opportunities with a focus on rural and urban health care and caring for underserved populations with emphasis on the integration of five core issues. These are as follows: behavioral health integration, cultural competency, inter-professional education, practice transformation, and social determinants of health into practice.

Each year there are 120 students accepted for each Scholars Cohort and the PNW students who have the honor of being selected to the new class of Indiana AHEC Scholars are as follows:

  • Saige Addison (Valparaiso) is in her second year and pursing a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
  • Carlie Dunn (Rolling Prairie) is in her third year and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
  • Marlene Garcia (Hammond) is in her third year and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. 
  • Kathryn Keen (Michigan City) in in her third year and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

 

About the Indiana AHEC Network

Indiana AHEC Network’s mission is to improve health by recruiting, educating and retaining health care professionals in underserved communities. We work to enhance access to quality health care, primary and preventive care, by improving the supply and distribution of health care professionals through community/academic educational partnerships.