Mail Stop: 1050
Location: Dykes Library G011
Monday & Wednesday:
10 am-7 pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
8 am-5 pm
Monday & Wednesday:
We provide free, individualized, one-on-one feedback on your written work. All KUMC students, medical residents, and postdocs that pay a required fee are eligible for consultation. You have the option of selecting a 30- or 60-minute consultation session.
Until further notice, all appointments are by video conferencing due to the coronavirus shelter-in-place order. Once we are back on campus, you will meet with the Graduate Writing Specialist at the Writing Center located in Dykes G011. Although we don't edit/proofread papers or guarantee an "A," we can help you improve your writing project. We do this through analysis/critique, brainstorming, discussion of the writing process, and advice for revising/editing/polishing your work. Our goal is not only to improve your project but also to make you a better writer, capable of taking your work to higher levels.
For those unable to come to the Writing Center when campus repopulates, we will continue to offer 50-minute video appointments. You can schedule these Zoom video consultations through the medconsult portal. Shortly before your appointment begins, you will go into the medconsult portal and check-in to your appointment to access the Zoom link. We will be able to upload and share documents during the session or simply discuss assignments, getting started, research strategies, revising, or research.
We encourage you to make appointments through our online system or by calling 913-588-6580. Appointment confirmation will be sent to your email address. Showing up is important, so if you must cancel, we appreciate you contacting us 24 hours in advance. If you miss two appointments without canceling, you will be limited to visiting the Writing Center during walk-in hours only for the duration of the semester. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you will lose your appointment.
Please make appointments well in advance of your deadline. This will allow plenty of time to revise your work. Appointments made less than three days before a due date are often not useful, especially during peak times of the semester. Consultations will not be conducted less than two hours before an assignment is due.
When you come to the Writing Center, we ask that you turn off cell phones and other devices to focus on your writing. We also ask that you bring your assignment as well as your draft in paper or electronic form. If you have a draft longer than eight pages, please make multiple appointments over several days.