Kansas City Region

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 one hour. 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 assigned to the KC Region are required to complete an out-of-town clerkship(s) based on service availability and/or track placement. Travel up to four to six hours away from KC may be required and housing is generally provided.

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

Hospital Statistics

Hospital Name

Total Beds

Admissions

Outpatient Visits

Births

System Affiliation

Belton Regional Medical Center

48

3,043

105,128

0

HCA Healthcare

Centerpoint Medical Center

221

15,603

158,448

1,425

HCA Healthcare

Children's Mercy Hospital

301

11,771

442,079

154

N/A

Clara Barton Hospital

23

556

45,159

0

N/A

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare

55

2,223

296,452

0

N/A

Lafayette Regional Health Center

25

960

66,333

0

HCA Healthcare

Lee's Summit Medical Center

64

3,946

103,328

0

HCA Healthcare

Liberty Hospital

225

8,632

287,678

1,147

N/A

Menorah Medical Center

158

8,257

69,449

610

HCA Healthcare

North Kansas City Hospital

413

21,588

252,598

1,578

N/A

Overland Park Regional Hospital

275

11,018

94,590

2,853

HCA Healthcare

Providence Medical Center

170

9,781

196,096

573

Prime Healthcare Services

Research Medical Center

456

19,779

172,437

1,074

HCA Healthcare

Shawnee Mission Medical Center

397

22,304

597,954

5,317

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Health Care Corporation

St Joseph Medical Center

185

7,804

98,157

444

Prime Healthcare Services

St Luke's East Hospital

203

12,738

146,013

2,159

Saint Luke’s Health System

St Luke's Hospital of Kansas City

501

22,571

258,498

2,517

Saint Luke’s Health System

St Luke's North Hospital

141

7,565

92,121

829

Saint Luke’s Health System

St Luke's South Hospital

104

5,642

92,903

531

Saint Luke’s Health System

St Mary's Medical Center

88

5,644

71,381

0

Prime Healthcare Services

Truman Medical Center West - Hospital Hill

249

14,519

621,092

1,759

Truman Medical Centers

Truman Medical Center - Lakewood

298

4,426

424,597

1,412

Truman Medical Centers

The University of Kansas Hospital

784

36,435

1,026,846

1,945

University of Kansas Health System

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in continuous four-week increments (two-week electives are not available).

Third-Year Selectives & Fourth-Year Clerkships 

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology/Metabolism
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatology/NICU
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Surgery
  • Various sub-specialties by application and acceptance through VSAS

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. KCU didactics are conducted on campus. 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
  • Commutes up to 1 hour originating from the KCU campus are required for some clerkships
  • Fingerprinting required third year and may be required fourth year
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams are proctored at this core site
  • TB Mask Fit required for some VSLO clerkships
  • TB screening required annually (two-step)
  • Orientation provided prior to the first clerkship and during some clerkships

Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 10/2/18

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