Professionals to Communities

A core clinical site is a hospital/health system that provides clerkships for third year medical students and required core and elective rotations for fourth year medical students. Clinical rotations for nurse practitioner students are also arranged in and around core site hospitals. Housing is available for students training in St. Joseph and Maryville.

Current AHEC Medical Students

Student Orientation

Student Testimonies

Julie-AHECWhen I was in high school, I had the opportunity to partake in the ACES program with Northwest Missouri AHEC. I remember being inspired by all of my preceptors and excited to learn everything possible. ACES provided me with a plethora of experiences that I probably would not have had otherwise; from shadowing experiences to dissections to blood pressure clinics - I loved it all.

Returning to Northwest Missouri as a third year medical student has truly been rewarding. The one-on-one teaching and hands-on approach here at Mosaic really enhances the learning experience. There is also a strong interest in educating the patient and the community which provides an additional valuable component to my rotations. I also enjoy being able to help with ACES workshops - it is nice to be able to help an organization which has benefited me so much through the years!

- Julie, 3rd year KCOM Medical Student

Visit some of our clinical training communities:

St. Joseph, Mo.

Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph - Medical Center in St. Joseph was established as the northwest Missouri AHEC hub site for clinical training in the 1996.

St. Joseph is the largest city in northwest Missouri and is located on I-29 and Hwy 36, 35 miles north of Kansas City International Airport and 130 miles south of Omaha, Nebraska. Its population is about 76,000 and the town is home to Missouri Western State University and the Kansas City Chiefs training camp.

The ratio of students to preceptors is 1:1, and generally the preceptors have clinic offices and hold privileges to attend patients at Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph - Medical Center.

Read more about Student Orientation and student comments about the program.

For more information, please contact the clinical coordinator at NWMO AHEC.

Rotations available at Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph - Medical Center include:

  • Family Medicine
  • Rural Family Medicine
  • General Internal Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatrics
  • OB/GYN
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • ER
  • Anesthesiology
  • Radiology
  • Adult Infectious Disease
  • Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics

Within a commutable distance of St. Joseph, students can experience more rural medicine in the towns of Gower, Maysville, and Cameron.

Maryville, Mo.

St. Francis Hospital & Health Services in Maryville offers core clinical rotations in family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, ob-gyn, and psychiatry.

Maryville is located on 71 Hwy 40 minutes of St. Joseph, and is between Kansas City, Missouri, Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska. Its population is about 10,500 and the town is home to Northwest Missouri State University.

Albany, Mo.

Bethany, Mo.

Cameron, Mo.

Carrollton, Mo.

Chillicothe, Mo.

Fairfax, Mo.

Mound City, Mo.

Platte City, Mo.

Trenton, Mo.