Kansas City Region Clerkship Sites

The Kansas City Region is a preceptor-based site and 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 or clerkships, based on service availability and/or track placement. Travel up to four to six hours away from KC may be required, but 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 are not allowed to contact physicians, clinics or hospitals directly. Failure to comply with this policy may result in denial of a clerkship request or removal of the student from a service.

Hospital Statistics

Hospital Name Total Beds Admissions ER Visits Outpatient Visits Births Inpatient Surgeries Outpatient Surgeries Personnel
Bates County Memorial Hospital 49 1,445 8,204 62,119 0 160 488
Belton Regional Medical Center 38 1,563 17,459 80,274 0 692 4,084 161
Cameron Regional Medical Center 58 2,218 9,467 360,304 181 421 1,928 351
Centerpoint Medical Center 221 13,487 59,896 124,249 1,521 5,210 5,670 922
Children's Mercy Hospital 263 11,971 59,821 316,681 0 3,879 8,628 4,915
Clara Barton Hospital 23 400 2,426 52,509 0 115 1,408 143
Excelsior Springs Medical Center 105 61 7,652 31,257 0 89 328 218
Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare 84 2,616 12,837 198,708 371 665 1,671 553
Lafayette Regional Health Center 25 1,189 8,223 79,952 0 175 1,829 200
Lee's Summit Hospital 64 3,516 16,013 86,282 0 788 1,636 296
Liberty Hospital 250 13,176 39,101 211,264 1,271 2,868 4,125 1,343
Menorah Medical Center 158 7,128 14,775 54,183 1,157 2,182 4,625 725
Miami County Medical Center 18 597 9,786 35,176 0 219 655 127
North Kansas City Hospital 411 21,900 64,337 228,255 1,859 6,000 8,404 2,429
Overland Park Regional Hospital 276 10,073 24,451 40,045 3,232 4,405 6,897 819
Providence Medical Center 196 8,173 34,224 118,814 1,010 2,125 2,451 1,004
Ray County Memorial Hospital 25 1,041 6,113 12,524 0 121 612 213
Research Medical Center 335 12,560 56,477 125,557 1,223 3,843 9,375 1,465
Shawnee Mission Medical Center 386 20,976 55,954 449,299 3,925 5,150 6,133 2,158
St. Joseph Medical Center 239 11,012 38,299 126,547 1,199 2,936 5,202 1,059
St. Luke's East 117 6,767 29,325 78,964 1,176 1,226 1,139 668
St. Luke's Hospital 382 18,301 31,708 520,864 2,354 4,772 4,139 3,140
St. Luke's Northland Hospital 134 6,991 31,184 115,013 787 1,080 2,652 761
St. Luke's South Hospital 110 5,244 14,413 63,599 993 1,333 1,920 526
St. Mary's Medical Center 129 5,245 32,539 90,123 989 1,159 1,049 516
Truman Medical Center 272 16,612 68,039 598,579 2,325 2,063 5,099 2,675
Truman Medical Center - Lakewood 310 4,819 30,845 381,643 973 579 1,413 828
University of Kansas Hospital 606 25,212 46,209 319,651 1,536 9,121 6,885 5,222

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry - Inpatient/Outpatient

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

Fourth-Year Clerkships 

Clerkships may be scheduled in the following areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • as well as various sub-specialties 

Residency Information 

  • KCU/St. Mary's Blue Springs - General and Orthopedic Surgery
  • UMKC School of Medicine
    • Anesthesiology
    • Community and Family Medicine
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Med/Peds
    • Ophthalmology
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Pathology
    • Radiology
    • Surgery
    • as well as multiple other sub-specialty areas and fellowships
  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
    • Anesthesiology
    • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Dermatology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Neurological Surgery
    • Neurology
    • Ob/Gyn
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
    • Pediatrics
    • PM & R
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Psychiatry
    • Radiology
    • Surgery - General, Thoracic Surgery
    • Urology
    • as well as other sub-specialty areas and fellowships

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to the medical library, computers, internet, printers and phones while on duty at the hospital at some facilities. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the KCU D'Angelo Library and computer labs.
  • 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.

Contact Information