Five first-year medical students at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine were recently named Southwest Idaho Area Health Education Center (SW ID AHEC) Scholars.
Student Doctors David Li, Savannah Moore, Daniel Rotante, Jackson Thennis, and Marisa Vander Feen are part of the 2022-2024 AHEC Scholars cohort, which also includes health professions students from Boise State University and Idaho State University.
Selected from a large pool of students, these students will participate in a unique two-year inter-professional program focused on team-based care in rural and underserved settings. SW Idaho AHEC scholars receive $1,000 in stipends upon successful completion of required activities and a nationally-recognized AHEC Scholar Certificate.
SW Idaho AHEC is part of a nationwide system of programs created to improve the distribution, diversity, and supply of the primary healthcare workforce, with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of rural and underserved areas.