Southwest Missouri AHEC

Hosted by Missouri State University

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Southwest Missouri AHEC

Hosted by Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, Missouri

Visit SWMO AHEC Website

What We Do

Programs Offered at SWMO AHEC

Pipeline Recruitment- In-School Workshops

Our in-school recruitment program introduces healthcare career options to students in middle school and high school by taking resources into their classrooms, giving students early exposure to healthcare careers and training options, along with hands-on experience in medically based workshops.

Clinical Program

The clinical program at SWMO AHEC schedules DO students in clinical rotations in our 21-county coverage area. Various partners include Jordan Valley, Mercy and Cox, Citizens Memorial. We work closely with physician preceptors to understand the evolving needs for medical student training.

AHEC Scholars

A statewide, regionally-based program for health profession students to enhance practice preparedness. The program focuses on simulation and clinical experiences with content from topics in: Interprofessional Education, Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Competency, Practice Transformation, Behavioral Health, and Current/Emerging Issues.


Success Stories

Success Stories from SWMO

Debra participated in the SWMO AHEC ACES program; she is in her final year student in the UMKC 6-year medical school program. Debra is interested in internal medicine and is hoping to stay in the Missouri area for residency and her future practice.

Debra Wekesa, Medical Student

Dr. Luke He and Jimmy He are former ACES students from Willard, MO. Both brothers were accepted into the UMKC 6-year medical school program. A 2019 graduate, Luke is an emergency medicine resident and Jimmy will graduate in May 2022.

Dr. Luke He, Medical Resident and Jimmy He, Medical Student

Jacyln was an ACES student and completed core clinical rotations, graduating in 2013 from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. After attending Rapid City Regional Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency, Jaclyn returned to Springfield and is an active preceptor and member of the SWMO AHEC Advisory Board.

Jaclyn Pohlers, DO, SWMO AHEC Advisory Board Member

SWMO By the Numbers – FY23


Pipeline Participants

Clinical Training Rotations

Get In Touch With SWMO

Location: 901 South National Avenue PCOB 215
Springfield, MO 65897

Email: TrishaBradley@missouristate.edu

Telephone: 417-836-6154

Hours: M-F 9am – 5pm

Director: Trisha Bradley