For more information about MAHEC Scholars or to submit an application visit our webpage at

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. AHEC Scholars is a  two-year commitment involving inter-professional curricula to implement a defined set of clinical, didactic, and community-based activities. All experiential or clinical training will be conducted in rural and/or underserved urban settings. 


Students must have a current interest in rural or underserved urban healthcare, be enrolled in a health professions degree or certificate program and be two years from program or degree completion. This includes but is not limited to students in medical, dental, pharmacy, nurse practitioner, nursing, physician assistant, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and public/population health programs. If you are not in one of these programs, but have interest in AHEC Scholars, please contact us at

Health Career Club Collaboration with schools


Schools that don’t currently have the ability to offer career exploration activities to their students (such as career technical schools, HOSA chapters, or career preparation classes) may contact AHEC staff about partnering to bring Health Career Clubs to their schools. Students learn about wellness and nutrition, how to take client vital signs, and CPR along with health career exploration, tours of health professions training schools and more! This outreach is an effort to increase the number of minority students entering the health career workforce and to help provide students from low-income backgrounds with a foundation that will help them succeed in college and health professions training. For more information contact Stephanie Taylor at 660-259-2440 or email 


Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri

825 S. Business Hwy 13

Lexington, MO 64067