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Kansas City Campus Application Requirements and Process

After much thoughtful consideration, and with the well-being of students, staff, and patients at the center of this decision, it has been decided by Executive Dean Ojo (in consultation with UKHS) that visiting students (international or domestic) will not be allowed on the KC campus for the 2020-2021 academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The KC campus will offer one course (virtually) to allopathic students interested in Urology as a specialty choice. This will be a two week virtual rotation - SURG 925. Ambulatory Specialties (Virtual) Selective in Urological Surgery, which can be applied for through VSAS/VSLO. Description of Course: To optimize the health of men, women, and children, physicians must be able to diagnose, manage, and provide preventive advise concerning a wide range of conditions and symptoms pertaining to the genitourinary tract. The process depends on adequate patient assessment and appreciation of the epidemiology and pathophysiology of individual conditions, and the appropriate use of medical, surgical, and other interventions. Students will be on service for a total of two weeks. During that time they will participate in the following activities remotely and virtually: lectures, conferences, case series, technical labs, mock patients, outpatient clinic with supervised patient encounters as well as telehealth visits, operating room experience via simulcast and observation, creative writing exercises, as well as grand rounds presentation.

2020 Calendar Dates

No calendar dates available for the KC campus for 2020-2021 academic year.

Dates cannot be altered. No externship rotations will be offered to visiting medical students for the Spring 2021 semester.

Due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to take phone calls. Do not email or phone the elective Program Coordinators or Directors with questions about the application process as they are not able to approve your visitation. All communication must be through VSAS including the status of your application. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are to be scheduled. All requirements for elective consideration are noted below. The VSAS/VSLO website will be updated on or before March 15, 2020 for the Fall 2020 semester.

Please note: Incomplete applications including missing/incomplete Immunization Records and MMR Titers will be marked ineligible and will not be reconsidered.

In order to take a rotation at U. of Kansas-Kansas City, you must meet the following requirements at the time of application (all documentation must be included):

• Currently in good standing at an LCME accredited medical school or AOA accredited school of osteopathic medicine
• Approved by your home institution to participate in an away elective at KUMC
• Have passed USMLE/COMLEX Step 1
• Covered by at least $3,000,000 aggregate/$1,000,000 instance, worth of malpractice insurance (For students needing to purchase additional insurance, that can be done after acceptance of a rotation)
• Completion of HIPAA training at your home school
• Have been instructed in safety measures and infection control precautions
• Personal health insurance coverage
• AAMC Standardized Immunization form and submit MMR titers as described in MMR Titer Addendum (All documentation including laboratory reports must be submitted at time of application or your application will be denied.)
Reviewed KUMC's exposure protocols
• Have completed the following core clerkship requirements before the rotations begins

  • Surgery
  • Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatric

• Passage of both a criminal background and a drug screening on or after May 1, 2017


Application Process

Students from LCME and AOA Schools

Applications are accepted via the AAMC's Visiting Student Application Service. You will need to have you home school's student affairs contact authorize you to use the service.

If you are accepted or rejected for a rotation at KUMC, the Office of the Registrar will contact you by email. If accepted, you will be provided with instructions from the clinical department on where to report the first day of the rotation. All visiting students are required to pay $75 tuition and fees per semester. You will receive an e-bill via your KUMC e-mail address with instructions on how to pay your tuition and fees. You are also advised to bring a copy of your school's evaluation form with you on the first day.

KU School of Medicine students (and visiting students) may use this form to anonymously submit concerns regarding the general learning environment, a student, faculty or resident to Mark Meyer, M.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Please do not use this form to evaluate a specific course.

Last modified: Jun 05, 2020