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AHEC Scholars on a tour of Tuba City

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Students attending the Seventh Annual Interprofessional RHPP Conference

Community Service Learning

Rural Health Professions students work in rural, tribal and urban underserved communities.

Arizona AHEC focuses on developing integrated, sustainable statewide health professions workforce education programs with emphasis on primary care and increasing access in Arizona's rural and underserved communities by improving the supply, quality, diversity and distribution of the health professions workforce. This focus is accomplished in collaboration with the five statewide Arizona AHEC regional centers, the University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine - Tucson, the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix, the UA College of Nursing, the UA College of Pharmacy, the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and other statewide organizations.


8th Annual Interprofessional Rural Health Professions Conference

This annual event will be held Friday, April 3, 2020 - Saturday, April 4, 2020 through remote attendance. Health professions students, trainees, residents, faculty, alumni, and community members are invited to attend this event. Conference registration closes at 11pm on March 31, 2020.
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» UPDATE as of March 25, 2020 «

In efforts to help maintain the health of our community, and minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Eighth Annual Interprofessional Rural Health Professions Conference is scheduled to occur in collaboration with The Arizona Telemedicine Program through Zoom sessions on April 3-4, 2020. Status updates will be posted to the AzAHEC website and conference registrants may expect email updates. Plans are being developed and this conference will be offered remotely. The conference will be recorded and available for viewing for a limited time; a link to the recording will be posted after the event.

Poster and Abstract submissions has closed.
Click here for a copy of the conference Poster Session Guidelines
Click here to view 2019 RHPP Conference posters
Preliminary Conference Schedule (rev. 3-23-20)
Parking Map and Building Location

AHEC Scholars
The Arizona AHEC Scholars Program (ASP) is a two-year interprofessional program comprised of community-based experiential training conducted in rural and/or underserved settings within each of the Arizona AHEC five regional centers.