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Medical Student Opportunities

Inquiries from visiting medical students and residents for clinical externships and/or research electives are welcomed. Applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. KU School of Medicine also offers a summer research fellowship with a stipend to medical students completing their first or second year of pre-clinical work. 
For additional information for the following opportunities contact June Cho ( jcho6@kumc.edu )


One Month Radiation Oncology Rotation Program for Under-represented Minority Students in Medicine(M4)

We are excited to offer a $2000 stipend for members of under-represented minority or historically minoritized trainees who are in 4th year of medical school to rotate with us for 1 month. You will be paired with an attending faculty as well as a resident for support, mentorship and to discuss your career goals.


Clinical Radiation Oncology 4-Weeks Rotation (RADO912)

A 4-week clinical elective rotation to fourth-year KUMC and visiting medical students through VSLO.

During the radiation oncology elective rotation, medical students will have the opportunity to work closely with radiation oncologists, scientist physicians, medical physicists, dosimetrists and resident physicians and to participate in clinical and academic activities. This elective rotation is appropriate both for students interested in applying for radiation oncology residency and for students who plan a career in a different specialty but would like to have an educational experience in radiation oncology. Students will also have the opportunity to research a clinical topic and prepare a formal presentation to the department. 

Apply through VLSO


Career Exploration in Radiation Oncology through SER Enrichment Week – 1st and 2nd Year Medical Students

 One-day Clinical Observational Experiences through KEE System

  • All interested applicants can begin submitting applications for experiences here. Due to the high volume of applications, applicants who are interested in shadowing with a physician or advanced practitioner will need to secure a sponsor (professional they will shadow) prior to applying for an experience. Reminder: all clinical shadowing experiences are limited to a single day experience for a maximum of 12 hours and will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please contact Kayla Koenig, Clinical Shadowing Experiences Coordinator, at kkoenig@kumc.edu with any questions.

  • KU Medical Center medical students are eligible to participate in clinical observational experiences and do not need to go through the KEE program application.

  • External medical students can apply for one day KEE clinical shadowing experience

More info about KEE System


Medical Student Clerkship Director

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Danielle Cunningham M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radation Oncology

Education Program Manager: June Cho (jcho6@kumc.edu)

School of Medicine

Radiation Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5000