Northwest Missouri AHEC programs connect students to the world of healthcare careers. NWMO AHEC provides school-based healthcare career orientations and community-based activities for students of various ages. Structured healthcare professional shadowing, career counseling, academic enrichment and health related exploration nurture early interest through intriguing, age-appropriate activities.
AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars ACES
The ACES program is a comprehensive career planning and assistance program for students who wish to prepare to join the Missouri healthcare workforce. The ideal ACES candidate is interested in providing healthcare in rural or underserved areas of Missouri, is committed to actively preparing for that career and is also interested in attending college in Missouri.
Northwest Missouri AHEC Pipeline
High school students, college students and adults may register to join the Northwest Missouri AHEC Pipeline. Through the Pipeline, students are invited to attend career exploration workshops and prepare for shadowing opportunities with healthcare professionals. Those who join can explore careers in nursing, therapy, pharmacy, technologies, surgical careers and many others. Students receive newsletters, invitations and e-mails about opportunities to explore healthcare careers and education. Additional one-on-one career planning is available at student request. Register for the Pipeline by submitting this form.
The NWMO AHEC offers healthcare career exploration workshops to interested high school, undergraduate and adult students at a variety of locations within the nineteen county region. Workshop sessions may include presentations by health professionals, representatives from educational institutions and training programs, hands-on activities, and basic information on healthcare careers. To find out about our programs, check with your school counselor or contact a NWMO AHEC Recruitment Coordinator.
Another way for students to really know about a healthcare career is to spend time observing healthcare professionals on the job. NWMO AHEC staff provides training and assistance for students who want to shadow in a healthcare setting. Students may contact a NWMO AHEC Recruitment Coordinator to learn more about shadowing opportunities in the region.
Building a Portfolio
We designed the Portfolio for Building an Application to Medical School to help students create an impressive health professions school application. This four-year workbook allows students to fill in and save records of progress in course work and the other activities expected of students at these levels. In addition, we provide information regarding medical school selection, the application process, and financing a medical education. If you have any questions about using this document or your application to medical school, please contact NWMO AHEC Recruitment Coordinator.
Health Career Presentations
AHEC staff offers healthcare career presentations to middle and high schools throughout the nineteen county region. These presentations focus on the variety of careers available in healthcare, specific information regarding healthcare jobs, health profession schools and how to pursue them. We also work with college health career clubs or interest groups in the pre-medical, pre-dental and nursing areas. To request a presentation, please contact a NWMO AHEC Recruitment Coordinator.