Program Description

  • Throughout the University’s history, strong and valued partnerships have been established with highly regarded physicians, clinics and hospital systems across the nation. Annually, the OCCE conducts a “match” process whereby each student is assigned to an affiliated core-training site. KCUMB’s third- and fourth-year curriculum requires students to successfully complete a minimum of twenty clerkships. Required core clerkships are completed in the following disciplines:

    • Family Medicine (2 blocks)
    • Internal Medicine (2 blocks)
    • Surgery (2 blocks)
    • Obstetrics/Gynecology
    • Pediatrics
    • Psychiatry
    • Cardiology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Rural/Underserved Primary Care

    All clerkships are supported by a patient-based curriculum, which represents an integrated, seamless continuation of the osteopathic curriculum offered during the first two years of training at KCUMB-COM.