Resources for Career Exploration

  • Summer Health Professions Education Program
  • General College Resources
  • Scrubs Camp

Scholarship and Financial Resources

  • Rural Healthcare Research Support
  • National Health Service Corps Scholarships
  • Students to Service Program
  • Health Profession Shortage Area (HPSA) Find Link
  • Loan Repayment Programs

General Training Resources

  • Credentialing for Healthcare Professions
  • Resources for Veteran Students
  • The National LGBT Health Education Center
  • HIV/AIDS and First Aid Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Rural Opioid Educational Resources

Resources for Career Exploration

Current and future health sciences students, and high school student exploring health career options will find resources and links for certificate programs, summer programs, and more. The AHECWW
Career Exploration/High School Programs page lists summer programs for youth, while the
Certificates and Training page links to on-line and on-site programs to earn healthcare credentials

Summer Health Professions Education Program

SHPEP is a FREE six-week academic summer enrichment program for first-year and sophomore college students who are interested in the health professions. SHPEP especially encourages applicants from groups that are underrepresented in the health professions, or from individuals from an economically disadvantaged background. Applications open December 1, 2018 and the deadline for applying is February 15, 2019. For more information, check the documents below or call (866) 587-6337.

See the SHPEP.org website for more information.

General College Resources

Big Future is a service of the College Board to help connect students to college success and opportunity. The Big Future website provides general information about the college experience, including exploring educational programs, paying for college, career search tools, and finding colleges by program type.

Scrubs Camp

High school students get a full day experiencing different Health Care Careers. Find out more at the AHECWW Scrubs Camp page (Check back in May for information on 2019 registration).

Scholarship and Financial Resources

Rural Healthcare Research Support

Rural PREP helps fund research to improve rural healthcare, offering support to encourage and promote research and scholarly activity in rural health professions education.   Find out more and apply at Rural PREP . (Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research Education and Practice (Rural PREP))

National Health Service Corps Scholarships

You can apply to the Scholarship Program if you are committed to primary care and accepted to or enrolled in an accredited U.S. school in one of the following primary care disciplines: Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners (post graduate degree with clinical practice focus), Certified Nurse-Midwives, Physician Assistants. The scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an NHSC-approved site in a medically underserved community. Learn more at the HRSA website: https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/

Students to Service Program

Are you a medical or dental student in your final year of school?
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) provides up to $120,000 to medical (MD and DO) or dental (DDS or DMD) students in their final year of school in return for a commitment to provide primary health care full time for at least 3 years at an approved NHSC site in a Health Professional Shortage Area of greatest need. Learn more from the HRSA website (https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/benefits.html#nhsc-s2s-lrp)

HPSA Find Link

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) are designated by HRSA as having shortages of primary care, dental care, or mental health providers and may be geographic (a county or service area), population (e.g., low income or Medicaid eligible) or facilities (e.g., federally qualified health centers, or state or federal prisons). Click here to link to the HPSA search, to aid with your loan repayment research.

The Washington Scholarship Coalition operates the WashBoard.org  website where students can easily be matched to available scholarships specific to their situation. Assistance with financial aid application forms is also available.
Washington State Opportunity Scholarship helps low- and middle-income students pursuing high-demand majors in the health care fields. 1850 new scholarships will be awarded.

General Training Resources

Work Source Washington provides a wealth of information about career training and programs to help you navigate career planning.
The AHECWW training pages provide links and details for a wide variety of healthcare certificate and degree programs.

Credentialing for Healthcare Professions

Learn where you can access First Aid training, and about the credentialing requirements for various healthcare professionals at the Washington State Department of Health credentialing page.

Resources for Veteran Students

The Veterans’ Resources page on the Allied Health Center of Excellence website provides information on employment initiatives for veterans, as well as resource links for veterans.

The National LGBT Health Education Center

The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
The Education Center is a part of The Fenway Institute, the research, training, and health policy division of Fenway Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center, and one of the world’s largest LGBT-focused health centers. (source: https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/)

HIV/AIDS and First Aid Training

Learn more about requirements for HIV/AIDS training requirements at the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) website. You are required to have AIDS education if you (1) work as a health care professional or in a state licensed or certified health care facility in Washington, or (2) want to get a license, certification or registration to practice a regulated health care profession in Washington state. The DOH site lists details on HIV/AIDS trainings in the state.

Mental Health First Aid

Learn more about Mental Health First Aid certification and how to access training.

Rural Opioid Educational Resources

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health has developed a compendium of all Rural Opioid Educational Resources available across their website to aid individuals looking for education, tools, and other resources. This includes reports, webinar presentations, meeting presentations, and a compendium of resources and lessons learned from grantees of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal (ROOR) grant program. As new resources become available, more information will be added. Click here to visit the NOSORH page.