Students to Careers

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. The minimum expectation is 40 hours per year; most ACES exceed the minimum standards.

NWMO AHEC will begin accepting applications for the FY21 class beginning in May 2020. Students should have a strong interest in a health career and have a GPA 2.5 or higher. Contact your local AHEC Health Professions Coordinator to learn more about the ACES program and to request an application.

Northwest Missouri AHEC Pipeline

High school students, college students and adults may register to join the Northwest Missouri AHEC Pipeline. Register for the Pipeline by submitting the participant form and parent constent form. To find out about our programs, check with your school counselor or contact a NWMO AHEC Health Professions Coordinator.

Pipeline Workshops

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.

Shadowing Opportunities

NWMO AHEC staff provides assistance for students who want to shadow in a healthcare setting. Contact a NWMO AHEC Health Professions Coordinator to learn more about shadowing opportunities in the region. Complete the online training and Job Shadowing.

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.