AHEC Career Enhancement Scholars (ACES)
ACES is a comprehensive career planning and assistance program for high school sophomores through college students who wish to be the best prepared candidates for competitive healthcare degree programs and hope to join the Missouri healthcare workforce. Over the course of the program, students are expected to engage in workshops, skill building, shadowing, service, academic learning and career planning with the support of AHEC staff. ACES workshops are monthly and cover different topics in health care including ethics, vital signs, cultural competency, health literacy, infection control, public health, professionalism and more.
High school students, college students and adults may join the Northwest Missouri AHEC Pipeline to attend career exploration workshops. To find out about our programs, check with your school counselor or contact a NWMO AHEC Health Professions Coordinator. Register for the Pipeline by submitting the participant form and parent consent form.
AHEC Scholars Program
Health profession students in the final two years of their program may apply for this national program. The program prepares future health–care providers for practice by providing valuable experiences focused on six core topics: Interprofessional Education and Practice, Social Determinants of Health, Cultural Competency, Integration of Behavioral (& Oral) Health in Primary Care, Practice Transformation, Current and Emerging Health Issues, Virtual Learning and Telehealth and Connecting Communities and Supporting Health Professionals. Contact your local AHEC Health Professions Coordinator to learn more about this opportunity.
Students interested in health professions are highly encouraged to take advantage of job shadowing opportunities at Mosaic. To request to job shadow at Mosaic, please complete the Job Shadow Application Process.
Test Preparation Services
NWMO AHEC has partnered with The Princeton Review to provide high school and college students discounted rates to test preparation services for tests such as the ACT and MCAT. Learn more.
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 Health Professions Coordinator.