The ReConnect Gap-Year Fellowship program is, in fact, a workforce supply program that fits into the overall pipeline of all statewide AHEC programs. The objective of the ReConnect Gap-Year Fellowship is to help influence pre-health students to come back to a rural area after medical school to practice medicine. Another objective is to encourage rural clinics to pre-recruit students before they move on to medical school. The program aims to allow pre-health students to gain experience and empathize with an underserved population in a rural clinic while receiving a paycheck. The program targets students who are in their gap year(s) just after graduating from premedical school and while applying for graduate medical school.
Serving Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, Jackson and Josephine Counties