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.
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 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.”
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.
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.