Connecting students to careers, Professionals to Communities, and Communities to better health.

 

Mahec 35th Anniversary

Mission

We strive to improve the health of Missourians in rural and underserved areas through education and workforce development.

Students

What can you do to explore a health career?

  • Participate in AHEC activities.
  • If available at your school, take Project Lead the Way Biomedical Classes.
  • If available at your school, participate in your local HOSA.
  • Interview or job shadow health professionals.
  • Volunteer at hospitals or nursing homes.
  • Enhance your math and science skills.
  • Learn to communicate well with others face to face.
  • Improve your interprofessional skills.

Parents

What can you do to help your student interested in a health career?

  • Challenge your student.
  • Encourage them to work hard and pursue their goals.
  • Help them find opportunities.
  • Help them find scholarships.
  • Attend college visits with them.
  • Make sure they are keeping track of their experiences.

Health Professionals

How can you help students prepare for health careers?

  • Allow job shadowing or interviews about your health careers.
  • Sign up to be a clinical preceptor in your region.
  • Invite students to appropriate continuing medical education events.
  • Mentor clinical training students.

Calendar

Our Upcoming Events & Activities

April 9, 2024
  • Pathway to Health Careers: NEMO

    April 9, 2024  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sullivan County Memorial Hospital, 630 W 3rd St, Milan, MO 63556, USA

    Hey high schoolers, join us for this fun after-school event to learn more about some awesome health careers! Each month has a different focus as the departments rotate. We talk about careers, do some hands-on activities, and then you go home all the wiser about potential careers you can pursue. It's sure to be bussin' - no 🧢!

    Register here: https://forms.gle/3YNLY5dV6AEWS4mU8

    See more details

April 15, 2024
  • MESA Dissection

    April 15, 2024  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Kirksville Area Technical Center, 1103 S Cottage Grove Ave, Kirksville, MO 63501, USA

    Do You Have the Nerve?

    Explore the nervous system and dissect a brain and spinal cord!

    Open to all high school students who register by the end of the day on April 5th.

    Register here: https://forms.gle/wpwq1ZwrYCenLzce7

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Success Stories

Dr. Kenney has participated in AHEC since high school. A native Missourian raised on a farm outside Kirksville where she now practices. “I feel like everyone should have good care, and it should be available and not something that is granted only to people in urban areas.”

Michelle Kenney, MD

Region: Northeast AHEC

Lyndsey Arnold Bailey attended PRIMO academies in high school student and was in the first ACES class. She is a graduate of MWSU and has worked in home health, hospice, labor and delivery and pain management. Lyndsey assists AHEC in promoting nursing.

Lyndsey Arnold Bailey, BSN

Region: Northwest AHEC

Dr. Garner graduated from UMKC and has extensive experience in his field.
“Being a 14-year-old having to go to school with broken front teeth caused me self- consciousness. Undergoing successful dental treatment, I developed the desire to pursue a career in dentistry.”

Justin Garner, DDS

Region: East Central AHEC

FY23 Participants

Pipeline Participants

Continuing Education Participants

Clinical Rotations

Get In Touch

Location: 800 W. Jefferson Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

Telephone: 660-626-2887

Hours: M-F: 9am – 5pm