The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI), formerly known as the Office of Cultural Enhancement and Diversity (OCED) was established in 1998 to address the cultural and diversity needs of the school. ODI commits to weaving the broad dimensions of diversity and cultural competency into the school's curriculum, research enterprise and delivery of healthcare. ODI assists in recruiting a diverse student body and faculty and prepares students for leadership roles in the state of Kansas. As part of its mission, each summer ODI sponsors a Pre-Matriculation Program for well-qualified entering medical students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds. Students are invited to apply for one of the 25 spaces available for this program.
The Pre-Matriculation Program is a six-week intensive academic program designed to provide you with an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the first-year curriculum. The content in the Pre-Matriculation program will come from the Molecular and Cellular Medicine block, Infection, Blood and Immunity block, and the Respiration and Circulation block. In addition, students participate in a technology orientation and skill development workshops on test-taking strategies, professionalism, study skills and cultural competency led by KUMC faculty and staff.
The Pre-Matriculation Program will run from Monday May 21, 2018, through Friday June 29, 2018 on the Kansas City Campus. In order to compensate for the potential loss of wages during the program, each participant is eligible to receive a stipend for their participation.
Instructions for applying to the Pre-Matriculation Program will be provided via email to those individuals invited to participate in the program.
Complete the online application and submit it by April 10, 2018.
If you have questions regarding this program, please contact our office at 913-588-1237.
We will notify students of their program admissions status by April 30, 2018.
The Pre-Matriculation Program receives outstanding participant reviews every year and we are confident you will find it both challenging and extremely rewarding. We look forward to receiving your application.
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