Capital Region Medical Center


Core Site assignments are for year three only. Clerkship placement during year four is based solely on the site’s availability and approval. Students must follow the scheduling protocols outlined by the location and the Clinical Education Guidelines.

Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) is a 100-bed community-based hospital that offers a continuum of care in-house from pediatric services to home health services. We also offer one of the few accredited rehabilitation centers in the state advanced cardiac and oncology services. In addition to being a full-service hospital, CRMC operates an extensive clinic system of urgent care centers and has access to a variety of specialty physician practices.

Throughout our history, the mission has stayed the same — to improve the health and promote wellness of the people and communities we serve. With a long history of educational excellence. We provide a strong base of medicine, supported by daily didactics and attending physicians who enjoy teaching and mentoring students.

Capital Region Medical Center

Site Focus: 

  • Family Medicine

School Affiliations

  • AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Statistics (2020-21)

  • Total Beds - 114
  • Admissions - 5,118
  • ER Visits - 29,757
  • Outpatient Visits - 160,260
  • Births - 613
  • Inpatient Surgeries - 1,067
  • Outpatient Surgeries - 5,666
  • Medical Staff - 290

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Behavioral Health (4 weeks) - Outpatient - completed off-site (updated background check, fingerprinting and drug screen required)
  • Child and Adolescent Health (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Women's Health (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient - Unavailable, student must go out-of-town
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • These are clinical experiences completed in addition to the third-year core clerkships.  The student may have some ability to choose from a list of available selective clerkships.  The Core Site determines the selective clerkships available based on the resources at the Core SiteIf applicable, selective opportunities will be communicated to students at the core site’s discretion after the match.

  • Selective clerkship opportunities are not available away from the Core Site during the third year.  Exceptions to this policy may occur for students officially enrolled in the Military and Global Health Tracks or completing third-year selective(s) away from the Core Site as part of the Specialty Track requirements.

Residency Information

Resources & Benefits

  • Integrative Medicine Program to sit in - certification not available, however may participate in monthly didactics
  • Facility Resources: Students will have access to free parking, medical library, computers, internet, printers and phones while on duty at the hospital
  • Meal Benefits: Meals provided to students while on duty
  • Visiting Student Housing: Unavailable at this time

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in night call once per month or as requested based on clerkship and preceptor preference
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in morning report, lectures, patient rounds, required reading, as well as OMT lectures and skills development as assigned
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Opportunities for skill development in OMT/OPP is provided through lectures and in the clinical setting during family medicine clerkships

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Background check and drug screen required
  • For Behavioral Medicine clerkships through CALO: 
    • Updated background check and fingerprinting required through the state agency designated by CALO (student responsible for associated fees)
    • Updated urine drug screen required through Validity Screening Solutions within 30 days of the clerkship start date (student responsible for associated fees)
  • BLS and ACLS certifications must be current
  • COVID and Influenza Vaccines must be current within a year
  • Military Track Students must communicate third-year obligations to core site as soon as the Clerkship Site Match is finalized
  • Orientation provided the first day of the clerkship
  • TB screening required annually (only two-step skin test or blood test accepted)
  • Unable to accept Global Track students
Once the Clerkship Site Match is finalized for your class, KCU Clinical Education will notify students when contacting clerkship sites directly is permitted.  

Contact Information

  • Contact Clinical Education
  • Core Site Contact: Charlene "Charlie" Dowell, GME Program Coordinator
Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 12.08.22