Clinical Experience


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    Early Clinical Experiences

    This is designed to provide students with early clinical exposure during a four-hour shadowing experience.

    Human Patient Simulation and Standardized Patient Program (first- and-second year students)

    The Kesselheim Center for Clinical Competence provides first- and second-year medical students with access to state-of-the-art patient simulators, enabling students to experience integrated medical emergency scenarios and linking those experiences with the standardized patient interactions. Not only will you develop important physician/patient communications skills, you will be better prepared to complete your clinical clerkships during your third and fourth years.

    Clinical Care Practicum

    This clinical experience is designed to provide shadowing opportunities for second-year students to further observe skills learned in the first-year curriculum. These skills include taking a medical history, performing a physical exam, and exposure to the business side of medicine in a private practice.

    Score 1 for Health (first- and-second year students)

    No single program better exemplifies the University's commitment to our community than Score 1 for Health, which is sponsored by KCUMB and the Deron Cherry Foundation. Through Score 1, KCUMB medical students provide free health screenings to children in need, focusing their efforts on those underprivileged and low-income families in the urban core. As a first and second-year student at KCUMB, you will gain valuable clinical experience in pediatric health assessment while giving back to the community. Your participation in Score 1 for Health further complements the integrated clinical curriculum.

    Clerkships (Clinical Rotations) (third- and fourth-year students)

    Working with the Office of Community Clinical Education, students are matched with preceptors in core curriculum areas, such as family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, psychiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine and cardiology. As a third- and fourth-year medical student, you have the unique opportunity to complete four-week clinical clerkships at 24 core sites representing physician's offices, hospitals, or clinics across the nation. In addition, students can complete clinical rotations in a variety of other specialties ranging from gastroenterology to neurosurgery and sports medicine to toxicology.