03/13/2018 - Applications Now Available for Summer 2018 Health Professions Student Programs!

Please download the application for the 2018 Summer Health Professions Student Application.

This applicaiton contains information on a number of programs to enhance and enrich currently students interested in health professions including the 6-week Rural Interprofessional Preceptorship, AHEC Scholars and Rural Health Experiences: 

Completed applications must be submitted by the following dates:

6-Week Rural Interprofessional Preceptorship:Sunday, April 1, 2018

A six-week, full-time rural immersion program for highly motivated students to learn in a real-world setting that promotes health professionals from different disciplines working together and supports learning through active and organized participation in a rural community. 

Site Locations:

·      Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services- Gibson City, IL

o   June 12- July 24, 2018

·      SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital- Centralia, IL

o   Dates: To be announced (June-July)


AHEC Scholars:Sunday, May 6, 2018

A competitive two-year cohort program that expands on health professions student education and training. Students participate in two in-person, 1.5-day, summer institutes in addition to completing an underserved health experience. The 2018 AHEC Scholars Program is affiliated with the East Central AHEC office located in Gibson City, Illinois and will host the summer institutes at a TBD location in the Eastern Illinois/ Urbana-Champaign region. Additional work throughout the two-year program is completed by AHEC Scholars through distance-based learning.

Summer Institute I: Eastern Illinois/ Urbana-Champaign region

Wednesday, August 1 – Thursday, August 2, 2018


Rural Health Experience:Summer season early consideration deadline: Sunday, April 1, 2018.

A 3-5 day rural immersion experience in which students observe rural healthcare professionals and their communities. Limited placements may be available outside of summer season. Applications for other seasons are accepted on a rolling basis.

A full site listing is available at ncrhp.uic.edu. Dates are based upon the availability of the student and the site location of which they are matched.