The COP was developed by the students at KUMC to place Health Professions,
Nursing and Graduate students in community-based internships in Wyandotte
County during the fall and spring semesters. On September
1, 1995, the first COP applications were made available to all full-time
KUMC students in good academic standing in the schools of Nursing, Allied
Health, and Graduate Studies. Interns are permitted to select any Wyandotte
County agency in need of volunteer assistance. Due to the
array of agencies chosen, individual activities greatly vary.
Since its inception, the COP has continued to be a positive program
for the community and the University. This program provides community
involvement and leadership training that would otherwise not be available
to students, and, in return, allows the University to increase the availability
of health care education to undeserved populations of diverse backgrounds
within its community of Wyandotte County.