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Visiting Medical Students

Wichita Campus Application Requirements and Process

The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita accepts visiting students from other institutions for clinical rotations. Visiting medical students may apply to any available elective and will be considered after KU medical students have been scheduled.

Away Rotation Recommendations

We anticipate following the recommendations outlined below:

  • Away rotations will resume on June 3, 2024.
  • Students may begin applying for in-person away rotations after March 15, 2024, for rotations starting on June 3, 2024, or later.
  • The number of away rotations allowed is limited to one (four-week rotation) per student.
  • Accepted students will be required to be fitted for an N-95 Mask in advance of their rotation. KUMC cannot provide mask fittings.
  • Visiting students accepted for a rotation will be required to pay a nominal fee of approximately $95.26 once they receive a bill from Student Financial Accounting.
  • Accepted visiting students will be required to have received two-doses of a COVID vaccine prior to their rotation at KUMC and provide documentation in the VSLO portal for verification.  

Visiting students will be considered only after KU School of Medicine students have been scheduled. Applications will be accepted until August 30, 2024, and then VSLO will close to any new applicants.

Application Requirements

In order to take a rotation at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, you must meet the following requirements at the time of application. All documentation must be included.

  • Be actively progressing toward an M.D. degree at an approved school and must be in their final year of medical school.
  • Currently in good standing at an LCME accredited medical school
  • Approved by your home institution to participate in an away elective at KUMC
  • Have passed USMLE
  • Covered by at least $3,000,000 aggregate/$1,000,000 instance, worth of malpractice insurance. Students may purchase additional insurance, as needed, after acceptance.
  • Completion of HIPAA training at your home school
  • Have been instructed in safety measures and infection control precautions
  • Personal health insurance coverage
  • Submitted AAMC Standardized Immunization form with TB test done within the past three months.
  • Passage of both a criminal background and a drug screening
  • Accepted students will be required to be N-95 Mask fitted in advance of their rotation. Mask fitting can be done after acceptance.
  • Reviewed KU Medical Center's exposure protocols
  • Have completed the following core clerkship requirements before the rotation begins:
    • Surgery
    • Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • OB/GYN
    • Pediatric
  • Provide documentation of the COVID vaccine and booster prior to the scheduled rotation

Application Process

Applications are accepted via the AAMC's Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO). Eligible rotations and dates are listed in VSLO. We do not accept off-cycle dates for rotations. You will need to have your home school's student affairs contact authorize you to use the service.

Due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to take email or phone inquiries about application status. Additionally, our staff does not approve your visitation. All communication, including about application status, must be through VSLO. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are to be scheduled.

If you are accepted or rejected for a rotation at KU Medical Center, the Student Affairs Office will contact you by email. If accepted, you will be provided with instructions from the clinical department on where to report the first day of the rotation. It is strongly discouraged that you make direct contact with any departments about a visiting rotation. All contacts and questions should be made through the VSLO portal.

KU School of Medicine-Wichita

1010 North Kansas
Wichita, KS 67214-3199