About the AROWS Program
The UNC Adams School of Dentistry partners with UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC to offer the Adams Rural Oral Health and Wellness Scholars (AROWS) Program. The program targets dental students interested in a career caring for underserved North Carolinians. AROW Scholars engage in a two-year set of evening learning experiences, a week-long rural health immersion, and a semester-long clinical experience in MAHEC’s Dental Health Centers in Asheville, NC, and Columbus, NC, providing care to the underserved in the western part of our state. Those who complete the AROWS Program successfully and have appropriate academic standing may also qualify for Graduation with Distinction in Community Service.