Kansas City Campus Application Requirements and Process


In order to do a rotation at KUMC, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 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 $1,00,000/$3,000,000 worth of malpractice insurance
  • Completion of HIPAA training at your home school
  • Passage of a criminal background check. If you have not completed a criminal background check, you must complete one through KUMC's vendor prior to submitting your application. More Information
  • Have been instructed in safety measures and infection control precautions
  • Personal health insurance coverage
  • Completion of KUMC's immunization requirements
  • Reviewed KUMC's exposure protocols
  • Have completed the following core clerkship requirements before the rotations begins
    • Surgery
    • Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Family Medicine
    • OB/GYN
    • Pediatrics

All of the above is subject to verification by your home institution's student affairs representative.

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 $63 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.

Criminal Background Check

If you have not completed a criminal background check at your home institution, you must complete a background check online with KUMC before submitting your application. The cost of the non-refundable background check is $33.50 (plus applicable service charges) and can be paid online. Passage of the background check does not guarentee you a spot in a clinical elective.

To complete the background check:

  • Go to http://www.validityacademics.com
  • The username is "ku3967" and the password is "background"
  • Follow the instructions to complete the criminal background check application.

The results of the criminal background check will be sent to the KUMC Office of the Registrar and you can elect to receive a copy when you are completing the application.

Last modified: Aug 11, 2016