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Educational Experiences Offered

The University of Kansas Medical Center Educational Experience (KEE) program provides research opportunities in medical center research facilities, as well as clinical observational experiences in The University of Kansas Health System facilities.

KEE Research Experience

The research opportunity offers an inside look at research activity in medical center laboratories, research areas or animal facilities. Participants have a choice on how to participate:

  1. They can observe only, which means no hands-on activity allowed. This role is identified as a Research Observational Learner.
  2. They can participate in research as an active learner, which means hands-on activity is authorized. This role is identified as a Research Active Learner.

These roles are not open to University of Kansas Medical Center employees or students. They are non-curricular, meaning they cannot be accomplished for academic credit unless an affiliation agreement is in place between the applicant's home institution and KU Medical Center. This activity is considered educational only and comes without monetary or material compensation. Research learner experiences can last up to four months (one semester or one summer) or a full academic year with vice chancellor approval.

KEE Clinical Observation Experience

The clinical observation experience provide applicants the opportunity to observe health care professionals from The University of Kansas Health System in a clinical setting.

This opportunity is available to University of Kansas Medical Center employees and students, as well as health system employees. Note health system employees do not need to go through the KEE application process but can instead coordinate with the sponsoring department directly. This role is observational only, which means no-hands on activity is allowed. Academic credit is not granted or earned. The experience is limited to 12 total hours. 

Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
Institute for Community Engagement

Mailstop 3013
3901 Rainbow Boulevard

Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5258
outreach@kumc.edu