Mid-Missouri Area Health Education Center (AHEC)

The Missouri Area Health Education Centers (MAHEC) is an academic community that supports students pursuing health care careers. The goal is to improve 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 U.S. Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) and local partners in the communities.

Hospitals

Fitzgibbon Hospital

2305 S 65 Hwy
Marshall, MO 65340 

Fitzgibbon Hospital is a 60-bed, not-for-profit, community hospital covering an eight-county area and offering some of the latest advances in medical technology delivered by an expert staff.

Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC)

1000 West Tenth Street
Rolla, MO 65401

PCRMC has an illustrious 65 year history in Rolla and remains committed to its mission of providing world-class health care to the communities it serves.

Mid-Missouri AHEC

c/o Phelps County Regional Medical Center
1110 West 11th St
Rolla, MO 65401

Site Focus

  • Primary Care 

School Affiliation

  • AT Still Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Missouri Columbia
  • KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Statistics

Fitzgibbon Hospital 

  • Total Beds - 60
  • Admissions - 2,388
  • ER Visits - 12,045
  • Births - 245
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 293
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 1,912
  • DOs on Staff - 14
  • MDs on Staff - 54

Phelps County Regional Medical Center

  • Total Beds - 242
  • Admissions - 6,497
  • ER Visits - 32,377
  • Births - 831
  • In/Outpatient Surgeries - 5,543
  • DOs on Staff - 39
  • MDs on Staff - 133

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

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

Rolla

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery

Marshall

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ob/Gyn
  • PM&R
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Various sub-specialties such as Dermatology, Neurology, Orthopedics and more

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students will have access to the MAHEC digital library, computers, internet, printers and phones while on duty at the hospital
  • Meal Benefits: Meals provided while on duty at the hospitals
  • Visiting Student Housing: Housing is available to visiting students at a reduced rate, on a first-come, first-served basis

Duties & Opportunities

Rolla

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in night call, weekend call and weekend rounds as assigned by the preceptor or service
  • Didactics: Students are required to participate in lectures, patient rounds and 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 some clerkships

Marshall

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in night call, weekend call and weekend rounds as assigned by the preceptor or service
  • Didactics: Students assigned are required to participate in quarterly didactics at the KCU-Kansas City Campus
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Students are required to participate in quarterly OMM at the KCU-Kansas City Campus

Unique Site Characteristics

Marshall

  • Background check and drug screen required annually
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications must be current
  • Influenza Vaccine required annually
  • Must not appear on the Employment Disqualified List (EDL)
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams taken at a Prometric Testing Center (testing accommodations other than extra time may not be available)
  • Orientation is provided on the first day of the clerkship (Marshall)
  • TB screening required annually (two-step)
  • TB Mask Fit provided by the hospital if needed
  • Travel may be required for third-year Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)
  • Travel required to meet third-year residency clerkship requirement

Rolla

  • Background check and drug screen required annually
  • BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications must be current
  • Influenza Vaccine required annually
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams are proctored at this core site
  • Orientation provided prior to the first clerkship
  • TB screening required annually (two-step)
  • TB Mask Fit provided by the hospital
  • 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 10/2/18

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: Tammy Pierce-Cerny 
  • Core Site Contact: Dulce Alford
  • Executive Director: Jan Shipley
  • Director of Medical Education (Marshall): Timothy Ryan, DO 
  • Director of Medical Education (Rolla): Chadwell Vail, DO