KU School of Medicine-Wichita and the city of Wichita provide a wide variety of opportunities for students, residents, faculty and staff to participate in outreach programs. These opportunities provide real-word education and training for our learners while providing multiple benefits for our community.
From a 20-plus-year partnership with a local elementary school to programs focusing on COVID-19 to specialized programs for parents, children and families, we develop programs for the community and we participate and partner with existing community programs to better serve those who need us.
Our faculty, staff, students and resident physicians are dedicated to helping our community. Here are just a few examples:
- Park Elementary School - We've proudly partnered with Park Elementary and Wichita USD 259 for more than 20 years, hosting holiday events at the medical school each year for the elementary students and donating school supplies to our friends at Park Elementary.
- Student Orientation - Our students' commitment to a lifetime of service starts when they first arrive on campus. Every year, the new class of medical students at KU School of Medicine-Wichita spend time volunteering at sites across Wichita. Their service projects have included assisting the Medical Loan Closet of Wichita, Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, Kansas Food Bank. the United Methodist Open Door food ministry and more.
- Operation Holiday - We're proud to assist the annual Operation Holiday effort by collecting non-perishable food, gifts for teens, warm-weather gear and pet food for those in need. Our staff members also volunteer in the warehouse, sorting and distributing donations.
For more information, contact our Office of Public Affairs at 316-293-2643. You can also learn more about our outreach efforts on our Community Programs page.