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Rural Preceptors

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An academic appointment in the School of Medicine is needed to serve as a volunteer faculty. You can learn more by visiting the Faculty Affairs website.

Becoming a volunteer faculty member is a 3-step process:

    1. Email a current curriculum vitae, active email account, and home address
    2. The above information is then processed through the Office of Rural Medical Education, Department for Chair signature, School of Medicine Office of Academic Affairs and then to the campus dean for final approval.

Request a Faculty Appointment

Notification of initial appointment is sent by the United States Postal Service. Subsequent contact is sent through email, necessitating the need for a current and active email address. Your privacy is very important to us, and no information is sold or used in any other capacity than the School of Medicine educational programs.

The volunteer faculty physicians in the University of Kansas School of Medicine are one of the most valued teaching assets. There are well over 2,500 physicians who volunteer their time to host students in their practices and teach many specialties. Rural physicians contribute a significant portion of that teaching. There are currently 220 active rural preceptors in our combined network. Preceptors can select their calendar availability, the number of students per year, the particular medical education programs and educational level in which they want to be involved.

There are several benefits serving as a volunteer preceptor. Most say students energize them and report that the students teach them almost as much as they teach the students.

Patients also report that having students in the office enhances the clinical experience.

Additional advantages to serving as a preceptor include:

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Last modified: Nov 17, 2020
Contact Us

Michael Kennedy
Michael Kennedy, M.D.
Director of ORME
Associate Dean for Rural Health Education

Jennifer McKenney
Jennifer McKenney
Assistant Dean

Neesa Montoya, Administrator
Neesa Montoya (Butler)

Courtney Darrah
Courtney Darrah
Administrative Assistant

FAX: 913-588-5259
3022 Murphy
Mail Stop 2001
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160