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All KEE Clinical Learners and those KEE research learners receiving compensation or a stipend and are considered “temporary” or “student employees” must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About KEE

The benefits of the program range from learning about careers in health care to gaining valuable research experience.

  • This program provides observational and hands-on research opportunities or observational experiences in clinical environments.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient age 16 or older to participate in the program.
  • Minors, those less than 18 years of age, must have the permission of their parent(s) or guardian(s) to participate.
  • Background checks are required for all program participants age 18 and older.

Update on Campus Visitors

Effective July 6, 2021, visitors of the KUMC Educational Experience (KEE) program for RESEARCH ONLY experiences are welcome back on campus.  Please see the details below:

  • This update applies only to university-based experiences (not clinical settings). Reinstatement dates for clinical shadowing/observerships will be forthcoming.
  • For the health and safety of our patients, staff, students, and visitors, The University of Kansas Health System requires that all KEE clinical shadow applicants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 without exception in order to participate in shadowing activities on any health system location.
  • Applicants with identified sponsors will be prioritized; matching learners and sponsors will take longer.
  • Current remote learners who want to transition to on-campus will be managed on a case-by-case basis.
  • The normal 30-day lead time should be expected due to anticipated volume.
  • To meet the current and future demand, additional faculty sponsors are needed.

Questions and Resources

We encourage you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or other pages for additional information. Can't find what you're looking for? Email us at keeprogram@kumc.edu.

Resources for Sponsors

KU Medical Center faculty and staff who are sponsoring KEE visitors should view our section on the myKUMC intranet (login required).

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