Primary Care Workshop

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About the Program

This one-day workshop prepares select Kansas students to get the most from shadowing physicians, understand the "life of a doctor", learn about universal precautions, and learn the basics of a physical exam.  Selected students will participate in a physician led Problem-Based Learning (PBL) group illustrating a clinical office visit.  There will be breakout sessions to individualize learning about suturing and aspects of the physical exam.  There will be an opportunity to visit with current medical students and get a tour of the campus.  Presentations throughout the day include navigating the doctor's office visit, professionalism, patient confidentiality, and maximizing your shadowing experience.  

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants for this program must be permanent Kansas residents or students at a Kansas college or university who have attained sophomore standing as of the date of the workshop.
  • Applicants who are permanent Kansas residents are not required to be enrolled in a Kansas college or university in order to participate in this program.
  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average.

Application Process

The application to the Primary Care Workshop includes completion of the application form, receipt of a current transcript/s for all college work completed, and a one-page personal statement.

Applications for the fall, winter and summer Primary Care Workshops can be obtained from your premedical adviser at Kansas colleges and universities, from the KU-SOM Office of Premedical Programs, or by downloading the application materials (PDF).

Applications for the Primary Care Workshop must be received no later than the date listed below.

Workshop Location

Workshop Date

Application Deadline

University of Kansas School of Medicine - Salina  October 6, 2018 September 28, 2018
University of Kansas School of Medicine - Kansas City January 26, 2019

January 18, 2019

University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita  May 30, 2018

May 23, 2018

Selection Process

Students will be accepted into the Primary Care Workshop upon fulfillment of requirements and first-come, first-serve basis. Up to 30 students will be able to participate in each workshop.

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