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Update on KUMC Visitors: The suspension of all on-campus visiting student experiences has now been extended to August 1, 2021, and clinical observerships have been extended until January 1, 2022. This means that all on-campus visiting student experiences will continue to be suspended due to COVID-19. Please see the details below.

The University of Kansas Medical Center remains committed to and values visiting high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to the KU Medical Center campus for a variety of internships, clinical observerships, research active-learning, and other learning experiences. However, due to the evolving nature of COVID19 and the resulting effect on the medical center as well as prioritization of KU Medical Center students' learning needs, all on-campus visiting student experiences will now be suspended through August 1, 2021, and clinical observerships have been extended until January 1, 2022. Both will be reassessed at that time. This includes all campus tours, individual applicants through the KU Medical Center Education Experiences (KEE) program, all external students covered under affiliation agreements, and students from other on-campus university workforce preparation programs.

There may be situations in which visiting students can have an entirely "remote" learning experience by holding virtual meetings with a faculty sponsor, conducting off-site research, writing a manuscript, analyzing datasets, or completing other research or mentoring activities. These off-campus experiences are allowable and will require the normal application process via the KEE portal. All KEE requirements will apply, except for the immunization and safety training requirements. KU Medical Center network access may be permitted if needed for the planned experience at the discretion of the sponsor if feasible. These experiences should be organized by the sponsoring faculty member or the visiting student in conjunction with a willing faculty member, as no matching of sponsors and students will be feasible at this time for a remote learning experience.

While visiting medical students are not eligible for many of these programs, it should be noted that the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program for fourth-year electives has also announced some changes in its application process.

Regarding international visitors, international clinical observers, international research learners, and international clinical elective students (not degree-seeking students nor international employees), managed by the Office of International Programs(OIP), please contact kconnelly@kumc.edu or refer to the program’s website.

We will update the KEE and OIP websites and other KU Medical Center communications when these opportunities are open again. You may also email bmanning2@kumc.edu for individual questions about the KEE application process. For clinical observation questions, please contact Hillary Podrebarac at hpodrebarac@kumc.edu. While we regret having to limit student learning opportunities, the safety of all students, staff, and faculty is our primary concern. We truly look forward to hosting these programs at KU Medical Center in the near future

All Clinical Observational applications are being accepted and will be processed by Hillary Podrebarac (hpodrebarac@kumc.edu), Volunteer Services Administrative Assistant. Research Observational Learners and Research Active Learners will be processed by Barb Manning (bmanning2@kumc.edu), Program Manager in the Institute for Community Engagement. Get started by clicking APPLY NOW from our menu on the left.
Questions? Email us at keeprogram@kumc.edu.

KUMC Educational Experience

The University of Kansas Medical Center Educational Experience (KEE) Program provides students and those in the workforce with non-curricular educational opportunities in both clinical and research settings. 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. Visit the "KEE Requirements and Application" section for more information.
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Check out each of our sections to learn more about our program and get started:

Educational Experiences Offered | KEE Program Eligibility | KEE Requirements and Application | KEE FAQ

Questions? Email us at keeprogram@kumc.edu.

Last modified: Jan 28, 2021
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