Kansas City Region

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.

The Kansas City Region is a preceptor-based site in which students follow an assigned physician(s) to affiliated facilities.

Students should expect regular commutes up to approximately one hour one way, originating from the KCU campus for some clerkships. Once scheduling is confirmed, it is the responsibility of the student to ensure all necessary information is obtained from the preceptor prior to the start of each clerkship.

Students are required to complete an out-of-town clerkship or clerkships based on service availability and/or track placement. These out-of-town clerkships are within small communities in rural settings requiring travel of up to 4-6 hours away from KCU. Housing is generally provided for these experiences for the student only; no pets permitted..

All scheduling requests to work with a specific physician, clinic or hospital in the Kansas City Region must go through Clinical Education. Students may not contact physicians, clinics or hospitals directly.

Hospital Statistics (some of the hospitals used)

Hospital Name

Total Beds

Admissions

Outpatient Visits

Births

System Affiliation

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

402

18,821

591,924

4,669

AdventHealth

Belton Regional Medical Center

48

HCA Midwest

Centerpoint Medical Center

285

14,823

150,344

1,145

HCA Midwest

Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City

334

12,474

413,400

201

N/A

Clara Barton Medical Center

23

552

81,698

0

N/A

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare

53

1,993

333,744

0

N/A

Lafayette Regional Health Center

25

683

61,216

0

HCA Midwest

Lee's Summit Medical Center

80

4,852

102,424

0

HCA Midwest

Liberty Hospital

177

7,803

346,056

1,559

N/A

Menorah Medical Center

158

8,399

65,636

413

HCA Midwest

North Kansas City Hospital

431

18,893

284,272

1,986

Meritas Health

Overland Park Regional Medical Center

283

11,484

85,354

2,956

HCA Midwest

Providence Regional Medical Center

221

6,588

136,746

343

Prime Healthcare Services

Research Medical Center

508

19,359

157,528

1,038

HCA Midwest

St Joseph Medical Center

179

5,272

74,328

N/A

Prime Healthcare

Saint Luke's East Hospital

203

12,375

136,480

1,794

Saint Luke’s Health System

Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City

489

20,705

261,536

2,126

Saint Luke’s Health System

Saint Luke's North Hospital - Barry Road

139

7,230

79,456

399

Saint Luke’s Health System

Saint Luke's South Hospital

171

6,653

116,406

443

Saint Luke’s Health System

St Mary's Medical Center

83

6,823

49,440

0

Prime Healthcare

University Health-Truman Medical Center

249

11,955

477,264

1,730

University Health

University Health Lakewood Medical Center

298

4,269

420,144

1,650

University Health

The University of Kansas Hospital

871

42,643

1,647,782

2,425

The University of Kansas Health System

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Behavioral Health (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Child and Adolescent Health (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Women's Health (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in continuous four-week increments (two-week selectives are not available to third-year students).

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 Site.  If applicable, selective opportunities will be communicated to students at the core site’s discretion after the match.

Residency & Fellowship Information 

KCU-GME Consortium

Research Medical Center

UMKC School of Medicine

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to a call room, classroom with video conference capability, computers, dining room, internet, medical library, phones, printers, secured storage area, shower, study space and WiFi while on duty at some hospitals (students encouraged to utilize the KCU Library and computer lab)
  • Meal Benefits: Meals are provided at some locations while on duty
  • Visiting Student Housing: Housing is not available for visiting students at this time

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in night call, weekend rounds and weekend call as assigned by the hospital, preceptor or service
  • Didactic Opportunities: Didactics are required as scheduled through KCU, the site, preceptor or service. In addition, students are required to participate in morning report, lectures, patient rounds, required readings as well as OMT lectures, patient rounds and skills development sessions as assigned by KCU, the preceptor, hospital or service
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Opportunities for skill development in OMT/OPP are provided through lectures, patient rounds and in the clinical setting during family medicine clerkships and in other disciplines as available

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Background check and drug screen required annually (more frequently at some locations)
  • BLS and ACLS certifications must be current
  • Clinical Education may designate one or more selectives during year three - this is dependent upon traditional and/or track assignments
    • Virtual Geriatrics required for all third-year students
  • Commutes up to 1 hour originating from the KCU campus are required for some clerkships
  • Curriculum Vitae copy required prior to start of year three
  • Driver's License copy required prior to start of year three
  • eCw training required prior to start of year three
  • Fingerprinting required for some third-year clerkships and may also be required for some fourth-year clerkships
  • Flu Vaccine required annually
  • Global Track and Military Track students must communicate third-year clerkship obligations to the assigned KCU Clerkship Coordinator as soon as the Clerkship Match Process is finalized
  • Orientation provided the first day of some clerkships
  • Students will have the opportunity to schedule their own Women's Health clerkship outside of the KC Region
  • TB Mask Fit required
  • TB screening required annually
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
  • Director of Clinical Education Operations: Kelly Handschin
  • Assistant Director of Clinical Education: Noelle Herman 
  • Senior Director of Clinical Education Development & Strategic Initiatives: Valorie Millican 
  • Associate Dean for Clinical Education: Bruce Williams, DO, FACOFP
Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 10.27.2022