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Premedical program updates from KU School of Medicine

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Premedical program updates from KU School of Medicine 

§  Scholars in Rural Health Program – online application available now

§  MD Program - Open House with Dean McCurdy, Friday, April 14, 1:30 pm, on the KU SOM Salina campus  

§  Primary Care Workshop seats open for Wednesday, May 31, on the KU SOM Wichita campus.  Limited to 30 participants.  

MD Program - Open House 

Sandy McCurdy, admissions dean, takes your questions on the preparation and application process for medical school.

Academic affairs provides a briefing on the new medical school curriculum to be launched with this year’s entering class.

A medical student panel discusses their path to medical school and answers your questions.

Tour the campus with a current medical student.   

Salina Campus

Friday, April 14, 2017

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm 

Register online:  http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/education/premedical-programs/open-house.html

Primary Care Workshop

We are accepting applications for our next Primary Care Workshop, Wednesday, May 31, 9am – 4pm, on the KU SOM Wichita campus.  Below is the program description and the eligibility requirements. Students may access the application from the link below.  Along with the application an unofficial/advising copy of your transcript is required.  Workshop positions are filled as completed applications are reviewed.   Up to 30 students may participate in the workshop.  

About the Program

This one-day workshop prepares select Kansas students to shadow physicians, observe doctor-patient communications, learn about the roles other health-care professionals play, participate in community health programs, and write patient case summaries.  Selected students will participate in breakout sessions to learn sterile techniques, the fundamentals of taking a medical history, and professionalism and patient confidentiality.  The workshop includes six physicians from Kansas communities and a panel of current medical students. 

Eligibility Requirements

·         Applicants for this program must be permanent Kansas residents or students at a Kansas college or university who have attained sophomore standing as of date of workshop.

·         Applicants who are permanent Kansas residents are not required to be enrolled in a Kansas college or university in order to participate in this program.

  • Applicants must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average.

Wichita Campus 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

9:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Primary Care Workshop: http://www.kumc.edu/school-of-medicine/education/premedical-programs/primary-care-workshop.html

Scholars in Rural Health Program

The Scholars in Rural Health Program is designed to identify and encourage undergraduate students from rural Kansas who are interested in building successful careers as physicians in rural areas.  Students apply for the program the second semester of their sophomore year in college.  The program provides assured admission to the University of Kansas School of Medicine upon successful completion of program requirements and graduation from their undergraduate institution.  The Scholars are exposed to the variety of health care services in rural areas, including hospital and office practice.  During the junior and senior undergraduate years, scholars learn at the side of an assigned mentor in the region of his or her home community, for a total of 200 shadowing hours accumulated during the four semesters and one summer.  Scholars also complete three patient care reports, write two reflection papers, and attend an initial orientation in Salina and a meeting at the end of each spring semester in Wichita. 

Eligibility requirements, program requirements and the online application are available from the link below.  The Scholars in Rural Health program application deadline is June 10.    



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