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Volunteer Faculty Information

Our Volunteer Faculty are important partners in fulfilling our mission to educate young physicians and students, and deliver high-quality health care to our community.

Why Volunteer as Faculty?

Volunteering at the medical center will make a difference in the lives of students, patients and families. One of the most important influences on a student's career choice is on an opportunity to watch, work and learn in an environment of expertise with committed and caring physicians and faculty. The approximately 2,500 Volunteer Faculty provide education service through preceptorships, grand rounds, classroom and laboratory instruction, research and other presentations. The Volunteer Faculty make a unique contribution as a result of their diversity of opinion and their practical experience.

About Our Medical Center

Office of Academic and Student Affairs

  • Oversees faculty appointment policies and the maintenance and processing of faculty records.
  • Provides oversight of graduate programs in the Schools of Health Professions and Medicine, as well as the activities of the Offices of International Programs, Planning and Analysis and Postdoctoral Affairs and Continuing Education Opportunities

Faculty Affairs

  • Maintains faculty records and processes all paperwork related to faculty appointments, promotion and tenure
  • Maintains Handbook for Faculty

School of Health Professions

  • Offers a variety of programs through individual departments and administration
  • Access to health professions documents, reports and publications
  • Individual websites for researchers in the school
  • Continuing education courses available in person and online (fees apply)

School of Medicine

  • Offers a variety of educational tracks through individual departments, centers and administration
  • Access to KU School of Medicine documents, reports and publications, including criteria for promotion and faculty development opportunities
  • Grand rounds for credit, free of charge
  • Medical education programs available on a regular basis (fees apply)

School of Nursing

  • Academic Affairs provides oversight for undergraduate and graduate degree programs
  • Office of Grants and Research coordinates nursing research activities
  • Continuing education courses (fees apply)

A.R. Dykes Health Sciences Library

  • Access to online content and databases
  • Personalized consultations with Health Sciences Librarians
  • Professional development instruction
  • Free printing
  • Multiple ways to get ready reference assistance
  • Interlibrary loan service

Kirmayer Fitness Center

  • Memberships are available for current faculty, staff, students, alumni and patients with a medical referral
  • Cardio and strength training equipment, indoor track, saltwater pool
  • Racquetball and squash courts
  • ACSm certified trainers on-site at all times
  • Fitness classes and 1-1 services available

KU Med Bookstore

  • Textbooks and medical reference books
  • Lab coats and scrubs
  • Bargain books (general reading)
  • KU gifts and clothing items

KU Medical Center Research Administration

  • Information regarding grants and other resources for funding
  • All aspects of clinical trials
  • Proposal development
  • Human Subjects Committee
  • Animal Welfare Committee

Ready to Apply?

For all matters pertaining to Volunteer Faculty, contact Jenny Laffey, Director, Faculty Affairs, by email, phone or fax:
P: 913-588-1381
F: 913-588-7028

Faculty Affairs and Career Development

University of Kansas Medical Center
Faculty Affairs and Career Development
Mailstop 4009
Wescoe Pavilion 5003

3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-1381
Fax: 913-588-5242