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Primary Care Workshop

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About the Program

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

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 LocationWorkshop DateApplication               Deadline                  
University of Kansas School of Medicine - Salina September 26, 2020 September 19, 2020
University of Kansas School of Medicine - Kansas City January 23, 2021

January 15, 2021

University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita Cancelled


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.

Last modified: Apr 10, 2020