AHEC Handbooks

These handbooks, released by the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium, contain information about loan repayment for various health careers, scholarly information, and various updates.

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    South Carolina AHEC scholars handbook
    (2023-09) South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
    The South Carolina AHEC Scholars program is a part of a national initiative to prepare tomorrow’s health professionals to become leaders in interprofessional, transformative practice who serve those who need it the most. The program consists of didactic and experiential training opportunities with a focus on interprofessional primary care and service to rural and underserved populations. AHEC Scholars will receive preference for innovative, team-based clinical fieldwork placements, in addition to networking opportunities with state leaders and primary care professionals from across the state.
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    South Carolina Rural Incentive Grant Program : program handbook
    (2023-10) South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
    The South Carolina Rural Incentive Grant Program provides incentive grants for primary care physicians and advanced practice professionals who commit to practice in a rural or underserved area of South Carolina in an outpatient setting for a period of four years. To date, the program has funded over 500 primary care providers in rural communities throughout the state. Statistics have shown that retention rates are greatly enhanced if these professionals remain in the site for four or more years. Since 1990, 89% of physicians who were awarded incentive grants are actively practicing in South Carolina.
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    South Carolina Rural Dentist Loan Repayment Program : program handbook
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-10) South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
    In July of 2005, the Rural Dentist Loan Repayment Program was established by the South Carolina Legislature. The funds for this program are appropriated to the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium (AHEC) and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and are administered by AHEC. The program assists in the repayment for educational loans of dentists who practice in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) or serve as full-time faculty at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine. The expectation is that during their commitment period these dentists will establish viable community practices or academic careers at the College of Dental Medicine, become involved in their respective communities and remain after the funding period is over. Priority for this program is given to those demonstrating need and expressing intent to remain in an underserved area or in an area of critical need at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine.
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    South Carolina Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program : program handbook [updated July 2023]
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-07) South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
    The South Carolina Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program aims to address gaps in access to mental health care and disabilities in health outcomes between rural and urban areas of South Carolina. This program helps repay educational loans of up to $25,000 a year for two years for qualified behavioral health professionals who contract to practice in rural and/or underserviced areas of South Carolina. Program eligibility requirements are given, as well as other program details.
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    South Carolina Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program : program handbook [updated April 2023]
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-04-13) South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium
    The South Carolina Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program aims to address gaps in access to mental health care and disabilities in health outcomes between rural and urban areas of South Carolina. This program helps repay educational loans of up to $25,000 a year for two years for qualified behavioral health professionals who contract to practice in rural and/or underserviced areas of South Carolina. Program eligibility requirements are given, as well as other program details.