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Update on KUMC Visitors

Visitors of the KUMC Educational Experience (KEE) program are welcome back on campus effective July 6, 2021.

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.
  • 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.
  • Check the KEE website for the date the application portal will be reopened.
  • To meet the current and future demand, additional faculty sponsors are needed.
  • Contact Barb Manning at or Ryan Spaulding, Ph.D., at with questions or if you want to be a faculty sponsor.

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 or refer to the program’s website.

We will continue to update the KEE and OIP websites and other KU Medical Center communications with any updates. You may also email for individual questions about the KEE application process. For clinical observation questions, please contact Hillary Podrebarac at

All Clinical Observational applications will be accepted and held until reinstatement of on-campus activities. These will be processed by Hillary Podrebarac (, Clinical Shadowing Experiences Coordinator. Research Observational Learners and Research Active Learners will be processed by Barb Manning (, Program Manager in the Institute for Community Engagement. Get started by clicking APPLY NOW from our menu on the left.
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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.

Our Sections

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

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Last modified: Jun 11, 2021