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Clinical Affiliates

Learn about the clinical locations where you will gain valuable, hands-on experience.

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Clinical experience is an integral part of the curriculum in the Department of Respiratory Care Education. Respiratory care students begin clinical rotations starting in their second semester of the program.

Clinical rotations give the student exposure to patient care and experience in performing respiratory care procedures. Students start by learning and practicing the fundamental procedures and then progress to more advanced clinical skills.

KU partners with several clinical affiliate sites to provide students with diverse clinical experiences.

Kansas City Area and Surrounding Communities

ALS Clinic/Landon Center on Aging 
KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Childrens' Mercy Hospital 
Kansas City, Missouri

Hyperbaric Unit 
KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Lawrence, Kansas 

Mid-America Cardiology
KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Mosaic Medical Center
St. Joseph, Missouri

Pulmonary Function Lab
KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

Sleep Lab (Somnography)
KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas

St. Luke's Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri

St. Luke's East Hospital 
Lee's Summit, Missouri

Truman Medical Center 
Kansas City, Missouri

The University of Kansas Health System
Kansas City, Kansas

Veterans Administration Medical Center
Kansas City, Missouri

Advising and Questions

photo of Alex LopezWe're here to answer questions and provide assistance as you explore the field of respiratory care! It is very important to contact us for advising as early as possible in your college career.

High school students, counselors and those in their early years of college study may contact Alex Lopez, our school's outreach and recruitment specialist, with questions at or 913-588-1743 (711 TTY).

photo of Larry SteinIf you're interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree in respiratory care at KU, please complete the program advising worksheet and then contact Lawrence Stein, M.S., RRT, clinical assistant professor and on-campus program coordinator, to schedule an advising session.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Respiratory Care and Diagnostic Science
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1013
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-4630 • 711 TTY