November 2010

University of Kansas Medical Center Alumni Associations

Join us for the 2011 Basketball Watch Party on March 5th at Johnny's Tavern. Cheer on KU as they take on MU in the last game of the season.

Johnny's Tavern
6765 W 119th Street
Overland Park, Kan. 66209


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Award Nominations
The 2011 Award Nomination Form is available. Nominate outstanding alumni to be honored at next year's Alumni & Community Gala.


School of Allied Health
Three students from the CRNA program recently went on a medical mission trip to provide health care services to impoverished areas of Guatemala.

School of Medicine
The KU School of Medicine received a top 5 ranking in a study measuring how schools live up to their social mission. Read more here.

School of Medicine-Wichita
The Wichita JayDoc Community Clinic opened in 2005 and has been treating uninsured and underinsured patients every Saturday since then. Read more about the clinic here or visit the website.

School of Nursing
Nursing students gain cultural and clinical experiences by traveling internationally as part of an elective program. Read more here.

School of Allied Health
School of Medicine
School of Medicine-Wichita
School of Nursing
KU Medical Center
KU Hospital

KUMC Endowment


Meeting our Social Mission

At KUMC, we have a longstanding commitment to community service. The students, faculty and staff for the schools of Allied Health, Medicine, and Nursing all hold the responsibility for community service in the highest esteem. This dedication to service was recently recognized when our School of Medicine received a top 5 ranking in a George Washington University social mission study. We believe it's important to share the skills learned here at KUMC with the broader community when you're in school and after you graduate. Many of our students, faculty members, physicians and alumni answer this call to serve by volunteering at the nonprofit clinics associated with the KU Medical Center.

The JayDoc Free Clinic in Kansas City, Kan., is run by our medical students. KU School of Medicine physicians supervise the students as they serve the underinsured and uninsured populations needing health care in our area. The clinic provides preventive and urgent care services for more than 1,600 patients per year, while 80 percent of our medical students participate in some aspect of the clinic. We need your assistance! Each additional volunteer physician means as many as ten more patients can be seen on a given night.

Nursing and Allied Health students train and volunteer at the Silver City Health Center, a nurse-managed health clinic that offers affordable care to residents of Wyandotte and Johnson counties. The students learn the value of community-based practice and gain unique clinical experience while offering primary, preventive and chronic care services. The clinic has six nurse practitioners on staff, plus a physical therapist, dietitian, nurse educator, medical assistant and collaborative physician. Together, they see as many as 500 patients per month.

Our alumni also exemplify this spirit of service even after leaving KU. Many alumni play key roles in supporting the Silver City Health Center and the JayDoc Clinic. If you’d like to get involved, more information on how to volunteer is below. We look forward to seeing you serving in the clinics and around the community.

Volunteering at the JayDoc Free Clinic

Volunteers, donations, benefit events and grants keep the JayDoc Free Clinic running. Without these financial and time commitments, the clinic wouldn't be able to provide free urgent care and preventive services to those without access to basic health care. KU medical students serve on the Board of Directors and fill the student physician volunteer positions. Internal Medicine and Family Medicine physicians are greatly needed to fill the remaining volunteer positions at the clinic.

A typical night at the JayDoc Clinic:

  • 5:00 p.m. - Student physicians triage the waiting room.
  • 5:45 p.m. - Student physicians see the first six patients.
  • 6:15 p.m. - Physicians arrive and have the students present their cases. The physicians verify the diagnosis and provide direction on how to proceed.
  • 9:00-10:00 p.m. - Physicians and students wrap up patient care and once all the charts are signed, the physician can leave for the evening.

The clinic is open on Monday and Wednesday nights for walk-in urgent care patients. Tuesdays are for specialty care by appointment only. To volunteer, contact the Director of Physician Relations, Katie McAnany, at 913-708-0264 or More information can also be found at the JayDoc website.

Silver City Health Center
In early October, a new national initiative launched to recognize the contribution of nurse-managed clinics. Silver City Health Center in Kansas City, Kan., is one of only 250 nurse-managed clinics nationwide that provide crucial health care services to the community. Read more here.

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