AHEC Scholars Announces Class of 2020

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Eastern Ohio Area Health Education Center (AHEC) announced its inaugural class of students for its AHEC Scholars program at Youngstown State University.

AHEC Scholars provides health professions students with an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge in rural and underserved urban settings. During their junior year, students participate in didactic and community-based training activities designed to promote a greater understanding of the issues that impact individual and community health care.

Such issues include social and cultural factors that influence individual and community health and access to quality care in an effort to “support the development of future health care professionals who can provide high-quality, patient-centric care to all members of their community,” according to a press release.

“We are proud to introduce the first class of AHEC Scholars at Youngstown State University,” said Michael J. Glonek, president of the board of directors for Eastern Ohio AHEC. “The Scholars program is just one of the AHEC initiatives that support and promotes primary care practice and educates health professions students about the needs of medically underserved populations.”

The Eastern Ohio AHEC Scholars Class of 2020 at YSU includes Abigail Beaver, Salam Picard and Sarah Godel, pre-med students in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Kasey Hood and Moshami G. Patel, dental hygiene students in the Bitonte College of Health and Human Services; Purity Kimani and Graham Mincher, nursing students at Bitonte; Kristen Hood, dietetics, and Celeste Snyder, public health.

Eastern Ohio AHEC will introduce the program and the students at an event on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown.

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