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Information for IIRP, Observers, and Visitors

Learn about the university's international programs where medical professionals who are non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents can visit campus.

The Office of International Programs (OIP) at KU Medical Center oversees three different programs that invite non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents to our campus. These health care professionals visit to obtain and share medical expertise.

Each program has a different purpose and maximum length of stay, but all programs are created to so KU Medical Center builds global connections in the worldwide medical community.

International Individualized Research Program

Please check the program page for information. Departments should not be contacted with requests

Program participants: Non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents who want to engage in an educational research experience for his/her own benefit, including professional development.

Purpose of visit: Research

Maximum length of stay: Four (4) months, with the possibility of another four (4)-month extension

International Observership Program

 Please check the program page for information. Departments should not be contacted with requests.

Program participants: Non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents who are health care professionals. Observers can be defined as:

  • Visiting residents
  • Physicians
  • Medical school graduates

Purpose of visit: Strictly observe patient treatment or clinical work while accompanied at all times by sponsoring supervisor or designated attending physician. International observers are not permitted to engage in any patient care or be left alone with patients.

Maximum length of stay: Four (4) weeks

International Visitor Program

Program participants: Non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. permanent residents who are health care professionals. Visitors can be defined as:

  • Visiting fellows
  • Residents
  • Physicians
  • Scientists
  • Health care administrative staff

Purpose of visit: Conduct meetings, give lectures, and/or participate in lectures at KU Medical Center facilities and departments. International visitors are not permitted to engage in any patient care.

Maximum length of stay: Five (5) days

Contact the Office of International Programs for more information.

Academic and Student Affairs

University of Kansas Medical Center
Office of International Programs
1017, 1018 & 1019 Dykes
Academic Affairs
Mail Stop 3033
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160