West Central Missouri AHEC

Hosted by Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri

Visit WCMO AHEC Website


West Central Missouri AHEC

Hosted by Mosaic Life Care, St. Joseph, Missouri

Visit WCMO AHEC Website

What We Do

Programs Offered at WCMO AHEC

AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars

AHES is a program for high school students with an interest in health careers.  Students participate in monthly workshops providing career exploration activities, leadership development, networking, and career/college preparation and develop a personal portfolio for acceptance into a health career training program.

AHEC Scholars

WCMO AHEC Scholars participate in local community-based experiential activities and gather monthly for guest speakers. Students receive employment assistance such as interviewing preparation, resume writing, and networking with current health professions organizations.

Training Health Professionals

WCMO AHEC provides clinical training opportunities in Live Well Community Health Centers located in Lafayette County.  These clinical opportunities provide training in primary care, dental, and behavioral health.  We also provide rural community-based health care internships for undergraduate students in Lafayette County.


Success Stories

Success Stories from WCMO

“AHEC is a phenomenal program that helps steer students looking to go into the healthcare field in the right direction as well as continue to support them during school.”  Amanda adds, “The relationships that were established and built through the AHEC program continue today.”

Amanda Arnold, RN, BSN

Tara’s AHEC journey started in high school with hands-on skills, shadowing, and career counseling. After graduation, Tara worked in Missouri in pediatrics and public health. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner for the Children’s National Medical Center’s school-based health clinic in south DC.

Tara Seals, RN, PNP

Dr. Erin Jewell participated in AHEC programs in high school and undergraduate.  She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and is now works as a psychiatrist.

Erin Jewell, DO

WCMO By the Numbers – FY23


Pipeline Participants

Clinical Training Rotations

Get In Touch With WCMO

Location: 819 S. Business Hwy 13
Lexington, MO 64067

Email: stephanie.taylor@hccnetwork.org

Hours: M-F 9am – 5pm

Phone: 816-636-3346

Director: Stephanie Taylor