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K-12 Programs

K-12 students can be part of unique programs through KU School of Medicine's on-campus and virtual educational experiences.

KU Medical Center Educational Experience

High school students interested in medicine as a career should consider participating in the University of Kansas Medical Center Educational Experience (KEE) before entering college. If accepted, you'll learn first-hand the physical, emotional and educational opportunities for a potential medical career. You also will discover the sacrifices necessary to build a career in medicine and whether you're prepared and accepting of the challenge.

Sessions are offered both on-campus and virtually, and the content explores opportunities in both clinical and research settings. Though non-curricular (not for high school or college credit), the program does offer plenty of other benefits, such as learning about careers in health care and gaining valuable research experience.

  • This program provides observational and hands-on research opportunities or observational experiences in clinical environments.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or DACA recipient age 16 or older to participate in the program.
  • Minors, those less than 18 years of age, must have the permission of their parent(s) or guardian(s) to participate.
  • Background checks are required for all program participants age 18 and older. Visit KEE Requirements and Application for more information.

K-12 experiences

Check out the programs and activities for elementary and secondary students offered by the KU School of Medicine's Office of Diversity and Inclusion. These opportunities introduce young people to the KU Medical Center while providing educational yet engaging activities.

The latest offerings include summer camps, tutoring workshops and a Saturday academy that introduces students to concepts in science, math and technology.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
School of Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160