New scholars program hopes to address the shortage of healthcare professionals in NC

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A new program in the mountains is hoping to address the shortage of healthcare professionals in the state.

The NC AHEC Scholars Program will recruit, train and support selected health professions students who are committed to community service and improving health in rural and underserved urban communities in Western North Carolina where all 16 counties are federally designated health professional shortage areas.

Advisers say applicants should have an interest in improving healthcare in rural or underserved communities and be currently enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program in North Carolina.

Nursing, nursing assistant, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other health and allied health professions students are encouraged to apply.

The program is accepting applications now through April 30, 2018.

To apply or find more information, click here.

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