Clinical Electives Program
The Clinical Electives Program helps international students gain practical, hands-on medical skills while training alongside our faculty.
Due to the evolving nature of COVID19 and the resulting effect on our Medical Center, KU Medical Center is deferring any Clinical Elective opportunities until January 2022.
The Clinical Electives Program is a great opportunity for international students to enhance their medical knowledge by gaining practical, hands-on skills. All three schools of the University of Kansas Medical Center offer these experiences. The different programs are listed below.
Clinical electives offered through the School of Medicine allow international medical students in their final year of medical school to gain practical skills alongside KUMC medical students under the supervision and mentorship of KUMC faculty physicians.
This program provides international nursing students pursuing their undergraduate degrees to participate in a rotation experience in which students can gain insight to U.S. healthcare from a nursing perspective.
This program offers rotations experiences to students pursuing degrees within the health professions field.
"My experience at KUMC was spectacular and incredible. I served in the surgery team of residents and surgeons in surgical oncology to manage in-patients and out-patients. The hospital is quite diverse with dedicated faculty. This experience at KUMC gave me amble hands-on with the best of training in light of modern literature, which is definitely going to help me in residency training in the future."- Maleeha Basham, Surgical Oncology Clinical Elective