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Educational Experiences Offered

The University of Kansas Medical Center Educational Experience (KEE) system 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 experience 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. Research Observational Learners observe only; no hands-on activity is allowed. 
  2. Research Active Learners participate in research as active learners, which means hands-on activity is authorized. 

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

  1. This role is observational only. No hands-on activity is allowed. Academic credit is not granted or earned. The experience is limited to 12 total hours. 
  2. 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 go through the KEE application system but coordinate with the sponsoring department directly.

Once all details are determined by the sponsor, the student or employee submits a survey via this link: TUKHS Employee Personal Shadows ( The employee and sponsor will receive confirmation of the shadowing experience.

KEE Contacts

KU Medical Center Educational Experience (KEE)
Suite 1160N
Mailstop 7001
4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Fairway, KS 66205

Tereasa Gilmore
KEE System Manager (Research)

Kayla Koenig
KEE Clinical Coordinator

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Kansas City, KS 66160