Mid-Missouri Area Health Education Center
The AHEC (Area Health Education Center) program helps bring the resources of academic medicine to address local community health needs.
Mid-Missouri Area Health Education Center (Mid-MO AHEC) is part of a statewide network, Missouri Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), which is part of a national network of program offices and regional centers known as the National AHEC Organization (NAO).
In 1994, Phelps Health agreed to host Mid-MO AHEC, which serves 23 counties in central Missouri.
Mid-MO AHEC's Mission
Growing and supporting the healthcare workforce
Connecting Students to Careers
Mid-MO AHEC’s health career coordinator works with high school and undergraduate students to raise awareness in healthcare careers, provides opportunities for students to explore healthcare careers and encourages and guides students to take the necessary steps to successfully pursue those careers. AHEC Scholars is for health professions students wishing to supplement their education by gaining additional knowledge and experience in rural and/or underserved urban settings. Learn more or apply to be an AHEC Scholar.
Connecting Professionals to Communities
Mid-MO AHEC connects professionals to communities by providing clinical training opportunities at Phelps Health and many other hospitals and clinics. Mid-MO AHEC serves as a liaison among the student, preceptor and school.
Connecting Communities to Better Health
Students who were raised in rural communities and finished clinical rotations in rural communities are far more likely than others to return and stay in a rural community to practice. Many rural practitioners have access to current evidence-based information at the point of care through the MAHEC digital library.