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Kansas City Campus Application Requirements and Process

KU Medical Center accepts visiting students from other US institutions for clinical rotations. The primary placement location is our Kansas City campus.

  • Away rotations will resume on June 3, 2024.
  • Students may begin applying for in-person away rotations after March 15, 2024 for rotations starting on June 3, 2024, or later.
  • The number of away rotations allowed is limited to one four-week rotation per student.
  • Accepted students will be required to be fitted for an N-95 Mask in advance of their rotation.  KUMC cannot provide mask fittings.
  • Visiting students accepted for a rotation will be required to pay a nominal fee of approximately $110.00 once they receive a bill from Student Financial Accounting.
  • Accepted visiting students will be required to have received two-doses of a COVID vaccine (mRNA or Johnson-Johnson) prior to their rotation at KUMC and provide documentation in the VSLO portal for verification.  Students are strongly encouraged to also have the booster prior to their rotation.

2024 Calendar Dates

Fall 2024 dates are listed in VSLO for available rotations. Dates cannot be altered. Applicants are not accepted during the Spring term.

Application Requirements

In order to take a rotation at KU Medical Center, you must meet the following requirements at the time of application. All documentation must be included.

  • 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 KU Medical Center
  • Have passed USMLE/COMLEX Step 1
  • Covered by at least $3,000,000 aggregate/$1,000,000 instance worth of malpractice insurance. Students may purchase additional insurance, as needed, after acceptance.
  • Completion of HIPAA training at your home school
  • Have been instructed in safety measures and infection control precautions
  • Personal health insurance coverage
  • Accepted students will be required to be fitted for an N-95 Mask in advance of their rotation. Mask fitting can be done after acceptance.
  • Submitted AAMC Standardized Immunization form with TB test done within the past 3 months.
  • Reviewed KU Medical Center's exposure protocols
  • Passage of both a criminal background and a drug screening
  • Have completed the following core clerkship requirements before the rotations begin:
    • Surgery
    • Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • OB/GYN
    • Pediatric

Application Process 

Applications are accepted via the AAMC's Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO). You will need to have your home school's student affairs contact authorize you to use the service.

Due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to take email or phone inquiries about application status. Additionally, our department does not approve your visitation. All communication, including about application status, must be through VSLO. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are to be scheduled, unless the department directly chooses applicants for their specialty.

If you are accepted or rejected for a rotation at KU Medical Center, the Student Affair's Office 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.  It is strongly discouraged that you make direct contact with any departments about a visiting rotation prior to being offered a rotation.  All contacts and questions should be made through the VSLO portal.

Need assistance?

We are always here to help you understand visiting student requirements and processes. Contact the Registrar's Office at 913-588-7055 orkumcregistrar@kumc.edu.

Registrar's Office

Registrar's Office
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 4005 
Kansas City, KS 66160