Undergraduate Medical Education
Our Family Medicine Division of Medical Student Education warmly welcomes you.
We feel a great sense of pride in our outstanding medical students, and we strive to provide a high-quality and engaging curriculum in family medicine and community health. Many of our faculty members are involved in medical education, and as a team we delight in contributing to our student's education throughout their four years. The University of Kansas School of Medicine proudly graduated 18.9% of its students into a family medicine residency program in 2017, and is consistently ranked in the top 5 U.S. medical schools for contributions to the family medicine workforce.
The University of Kansas School of Medicine recently unfurled the ACE (Active, Competency-based and Excellence-driven) Curriculum. Our department leads the way in ACE curriculum faculty involvement, with one faculty society director and ten assistant directors. Our commitment to student education begins in years one and two with leadership of problem-based learning groups, capstone teaching, and mentoring. In the third year, we offer an 8-week clerkship in which students have the opportunity to experience either rural family medicine or urban academic family medicine. In the fourth year, our department offers several elective experiences including a sub-internship, experiences in sports medicine, community medicine, integrative medicine and research. If you attend another medical school, are sure you will be going into the specialty of Family Medicine, and would like to apply to rotate in our department during your fourth year, please do so via VSAS. Once you apply, we will be in touch and ask for a statement of interest, as well as assurance you have passed USMLE Step 1.
Finally, innovation in medical education is of great interest to us. We believe in the power of team-based care, and show commitment to this through our Interprofessional Teaching Clinic (IPTC). We hope to teach our students the importance of social factors that influence the health of our patients. We accomplish this through facilitating experiences that give our patients and their families context, such as panel management, home visits, and open discussion about underlying issues of equity as they relate to health.
We look forward to meeting you and talking to you about our passion for Family Medicine.
Erin Corriveau, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Undergraduate Medical Education
KU Family Medicine