Welcome to The Writing Center

Writing CenterAt the Writing Center, our goal is to make you a better writer. We do this through individualized, collaborative assistance. Our feedback consists of close reading of your written work, based on your needs, goals, and aspirations. We encourage your active participation in the session.

We don't edit or proofread, but we do teach the skills that writers need to revise and edit their own work. The consultation session can provide enlightenment and energy to help you improve as a writer and to show that your writing is meaningful in the world of health and medicine.

For students and residents, we offer the following services:

  • Individual Appointments: One-on-one conversations about specific writing projects (class assignments, doctoral and master theses, articles for publications, residency statements, and writing counseling to address problems in writing)
  • Online Video Appointments: For those unable to get to campus
  • Writing Workshops: Presentations on various aspects of the writing process
  • Writers Groups: Support and feedback from peers

For faculty, we offer the following services:

  • 10-15 minute overview of the Writing Center services
  • Consultation about writing assignments, rubrics, and more
  • Class visits: mini-sessions on writing skills

The Writing Center is part of the Division of Student Services. Our service is free for all current KUMC students and residents. Success in your field depends on constant improvement—and writing plays a major part in that process.

Syllabus Statement

For faculty who wish to encourage students to use the Writing Center services, we offer the following statement for inclusion to their course syllabus:

The KUMC Writing Center offers students and residents a welcoming place for discussing writing. Staffed by Graduate Writing Specialist Andrés Rodríguez, the Center offers free tutoring on writing assignments, workshops and presentations, resources, writing groups, and more. The goal is to make students more effective, confident writers by providing feedback on their work and advice on their writing process. The Writing Center is located in Dykes Library, room G011. Appointments can be made online (writing@kumc.edu or https://medconsult.kumc.edu) or by phone (913-945-8477). 

Last modified: May 15, 2014
Contact Us

Writing Services

Phone: 913-945-8477
Mail Stop: 1050
Location: G011 Dykes Library
Writing Specialist: Andrés Rodríguez
Email: writing@kumc.edu


Writing Your PhD

The Writing Center is forming a dissertation writers group to provide guidance and support for KU Medical Center students.

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