Adams Rural Oral Health and Wellness Scholars

About AROWS

The UNC Adams School of Dentistry partnered with the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) to establish the Adams Rural Oral Health and Wellness Scholars Program — called AROWS. The program is an opportunity for dental students who are interested in practicing in a rural area of North Carolina to engaged in a long-term rotation in Asheville, NC and Columbus, NC providing care to the underserved in the western part of our state.

To learn more, watch the overview video on this page.

Program Overview

2ND YEAR STUDENTS:

  • November/December: Applications accepted
  • January: Selection notifications sent
  • Spring Semester: Monthly seminars begin
  • April: AROWS Program MAHEC Externship Experience (DENT 485E)

3RD YEAR STUDENTS:

Throughout their third year, students will interact with colleagues from other health programs to obtain a holistic and collaborative experience. Monthly seminars continue, building upon previous topics to help students develop a knowledge base and skill set. Discussions are designed to foster a professional, supportive cohort.

4TH YEAR STUDENTS:

Fall or spring semester of fourth year: One-semester rotation at MAHEC’s clinical care locations. AHEC housing is provided for students (no pets, no significant others, per AHEC housing rules) in Hendersonville, located perfectly between the MAHEC Dental locations.

Application

APPLY TO AROWS HERE!

The application is due by December 31.

Questions may be submitted to:

Katherine Jowers, DDS
Director, Adams Rural Oral Health and Wellness Scholars Program
jowers@unc.edu or Katherine.Jowers@MAHEC.net