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Rural Medical Education Opportunities for Students

All rural medical education opportunities are open to current KU Medical Center students.

First Year: Scholars and Enrichment Week (SER)


First Year: Rural Medicine Interest Group  

Butterfly on a flowerRural Medicine Interest Group is a student interest group started in January 2007. Open to students from all years and campuses, it is the largest student interest group at KU Medical Center. Rural Medicine Interest Group sponsors activities on and off campus that serve rural interests. Visit the group on Facebook or TheBeat@KUMC

Second Year: Summer Training Option in Rural Medicine 

Sunrise through the treesThe Summer Training Option in Rural Medicine (STORM) is an elective rotation for medical students, sponsored by the Research Division of the Department of Family Medicine on the Kansas City campus. The program involves active clinical training as well as health promotion and disease prevention research in rural primary care settings across the state of Kansas. Learn more >


Third Year: Rural Option for Required Third-Year Clinical Clerkship

Eagle in flightStudents can elect to complete a portion or in some cases all of a required third year clerkship in specified rural sites. Students work with volunteer faculty in a rural immersion experience and participate in a broad range of clinical experiences. The Rural Option is currently available in pediatrics, family medicine, OB/GYN and surgery. Learn more >

Fourth Year: Required Rural Preceptorship Program

Colorful fall leaves on the waterAll KU Medical Center medical students complete a 4-week rural preceptorship during their senior year as part of graduation requirements. This preceptorship is designed to be a rural immersion experience in primary care medicine. Students are expected to function at the level of an intern during this formative month. Learn more >

Photos by Michael Kennedy, M.D.

Last modified: Oct 10, 2018
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Michael Kennedy, M.D.

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Neesa Montoya


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Lisa Mena
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