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KEE Program Eligibility

The KEE program provides opportunities for visitors ranging from high school and college students to physicians in training and working professionals.

The program offers "non-curricular" educational experiences that supplement a variety of programs already in place at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Below you will find basic program eligibility information.

Please don't hesitate to contact us at keeprogram@kumc.edu with questions related to eligibility.

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1. KEE Research Experiences
High School Students
  • High school students seeking an educational experience as either an observer or active learner in a University of Kansas Medical Center laboratory, research area, or animal facility are eligible for the KEE program if they are at least 16 years of age.

All Other Students and Working Professionals

  • Visiting undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to participate in KEE research experiences.
  • Visiting working professionals are also eligible to participate in KEE research experiences.

Those Ineligible for KEE Research Experiences:

  1. University of Kansas Medical Center students and employees.
  2. Visitors from other medical schools
    • Visiting medical students may participate in KEE research experiences during the summer but not during the fall and spring semesters.
    • Visiting medical students who apply and get approval for senior electives through the Association of American Medical Colleges Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) can participate in clinical rotations at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Contact the School of Medicine Dean's Office with questions.
  3. Foreign nationals (visitors who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents)
    • These visitors must contact the Office of International Programs to discover what educational experiences are available.
  4. Those participating in student rotations carried out for academic credit or to meet the program requirements of another institution
    • These rotations require a written affiliation agreement between the University of Kansas Medical Center and the individual's home educational institution. The Office of General Counsel must approve all such agreements and they must comply with the applicable policies of the KU School hosting the rotation or practicum experience.
  5. Visiting faculty
    • Visiting faculty who have received a "visiting" faculty appointment through the Office of Faculty Affairs.
  6. Researchers visiting the University of Kansas Medical Center to engage in research collaboration

2. KEE Clinical Observational (Shadowing) Experiences

High School Students
  • High school students who would like to observe in a clinical setting must be at least 16 years of age.
  • High school students cannot observe in emergency departments, operating rooms, or any other areas identified by unit management.

Physicians

  • Visiting physicians should coordinate their clinical observational (shadowing) experience directly with their sponsoring department. The visitor coordinator will help the physician complete their documentation/paperwork requirements (they are the same as for the KEE program) and will provide completed paperwork to the Medical Staff Office.
  • Physicians in training: If you are a physician is in training (for example, a recent medical school graduate, resident, or a fellow) make your request for a clinical observational (shadowing) experience through the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME).
  • Visiting scholars: Fully trained physicians who meet the criteria for appointment as a visiting scholar should make their request with the relevant academic department in the School of Medicine. The Office of Faculty Affairs reviews these requests as well.

All Other Students and Working Professionals

  • If you are an undergraduate student, a graduate school student, or a working professional you are eligible to participate in a clinical observational (shadowing) experience.

Medical Students

  • Only KUMC medical students are eligible to participate in clinical observational (shadowing) experiences. KUMC medical students do not need to go through the KEE program application process; they merely coordinate with the department sponsoring them. Non-KUMC medical students, including students from UMKC and KCUMB, are not eligible to shadow on any KU Health System site with the exception of medical students participating in KUMC/SOM approved 4th year electives.

Nursing Students

  • Nursing students not currently in a KUMC clinical rotation are eligible to participate in the KEE program and should complete the KEE application process.

Those Ineligible for KEE Clinical Observational Experiences:

  1. Foreign nationals (visitors who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents)
    • These visitors must contact the Office of International Programs to discover what educational experiences are available.
  2. Students participating in rotations carried out for academic credit or to meet the program requirements of another institution
    • Students must accomplish these rotations pursuant to a written affiliation agreement between The University of Kansas Health System and the individual's home educational institution.
    • Graduate Advanced Practice Provider students, including APRN and physician assistants,do not go through the KEE program for clinical placement. These students should click here for information on how to apply for these opportunities.
  3. Non-KUMC medical Students
    • Non-KUMC medical students are not eligible to shadow on any KU Health System site with the exception of medical students participating in KUMC/SOM approved 4th year electives. Non-KUMC medical students should contact the School of Medicine with questions.
Last modified: Jul 26, 2018
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