Southeast Missouri Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

The Missouri Area Health Centers (MAHEC) network is a federal, state and local partnership that promotes health care careers through recruitment, clinical training, education, community resources and collaboration. The MAHEC mission and objectives align with federal AHEC requirements: To enhance access to quality health care, particularly primary and preventative care, by growing and supporting Missouri’s health care workforce.

These efforts are supported in part with funds from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS); Bureau of Health Professions (BHP); and local support mechanisms.


Missouri Delta Medical Center

1008 N Main St
Sikeston, MO 63801

Ozarks Medical Center

1100 Kentucky Ave
West Plains, MO 65775

Southeast Missouri AHEC

506D Hazel St
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Site Focus

  • Primary Care

School Affiliations

  • KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • AT Still Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Missouri University - Columbia School of Medicine
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Hospital Statistics

Hospital Name Total Beds Admissions ER Visits Outpatient Visits Births Inpatient Surgeries Outpatient Surgeries
Missouri Delta Medical Center 110 3,587 19,604 228,004 429 1,320 4,094
Ozarks Medical Center 114 5,326 26,516 581,369 637 1,110 2,169

 Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn and Psychiatry may be required off-site at other locations within the SEMO AHEC Region. Housing is generally provided for these clerkships.

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery

Fourth-Year Clerkships in the Region

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Various sub-specialties

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students will have access to the medical library, computers, internet, printers and phones while on duty at the hospital.
  • Meal Benefits: Meals provided by hospitals while on duty.
  • Visiting Student Housing: Housing is available to visiting students at a reduced rate.

Duties & Opportunities 

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in night call, weekend call and weekend rounds as assigned by the preceptor or service
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate morning report, lectures, patient rounds and required reading as assigned by the site, preceptor or service
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Opportunities for skill development in OMT/OPP is provided in the clinical setting during family medicine clerkships

 Unique Site Characteristics

  • Background check and drug screen required annually
  • BLS and ACLS certifications must be current
  • Global Track Students must communicate third-year clerkship obligations to site as soon as the Clerkship Match Process is finalized
  • Military Track Students must communicate third-year clerkship obligations to site as soon as the Clerkship Match Process is finalized
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams are proctored at this core site
  • Orientation provided prior to the first clerkship
  • TB screening is required annually
  • Travel may be required for third-year Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)
  • Travel required to meet third-year residency clerkship requirement

Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 10/9/19

Contact Information 

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: Jake Jagneaux
  • Site Contact: Cindy Robinett 
  • Director of Medical Education (Sikeston): Jennifer Waller, MD
  • Director of Medical Education (West Plains): Scott Roush, DO