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KU School of Medicine ~ premedical program updates

Friday, April 13, 2018

§  Primary Care Workshop – Wednesday, May 30, on the KU SOM Wichita campus    

§  Scholars in Rural Health Program –  online application is available now; all application materials due June 10

§  MD Program - Open House, Friday April 20, 2:30 pm, on the KUMC campus in Kansas City   

Primary Care Workshop
Our next Primary Care Workshop is Wednesday, May 30, 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 can be emailed to jedwards2@kumc.edu . Workshop positions are filled as completed applications are reviewed.    

About the Program
This one-day workshop prepares select Kansas students to get the most from shadowing physicians, understand the “life as a doctor”, learn about universal precautions, and learn the basics of a physical exam. Selected students will participate in a physician led Problem-Based Learning (PBL) group illustrating a clinical office visit. There will be breakout sessions to individualize learning about suturing and aspects of the physical exam. There will be an opportunity to visit with current medical students and get a tour of the campus. Presentations throughout the day include navigating the doctor’s office visit, professionalism, patient confidentiality, and maximizing your shadowing experience. 

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.

Primary Care Workshop

KU School of Medicine - Wichita Campus 

Wednesday, May 30

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 Scholars 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 and attend an initial orientation on the KU SOM Salina campus and a meeting at the end of each spring semester on the KU SOM Wichita campus. . 

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.    



MD Program - Open House 

Brian Steele, director of admissions, takes your questions on the preparation and application process for medical school.

Academic affairs provides a briefing on the MD program curriculum.  

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

Tour the campus with a current medical student.   

Kansas City Campus

Friday, April 20 

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

Friday, June 8

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

Salina Campus 

Wednesday, August 8

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm  

Wichita Campus 

Summer date to be announced 

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


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