Current Student Programs
Current students in the KU School of Medicine practice in outreach opportunities throughout Kansas.
Through the many outreach opportunities offered by the KU School of Medicine, medical students are prepared to:
- Analyze challenging problems.
- Formulate effective plans of action.
- Provide optimal clinical care to citizens throughout Kansas and the world.
Current students receive clinical experience and training opportunities at the University of Kansas Health System, an award-winning academic medical center, and with other clinical partners in Kansas.
Working alongside its faculty and researchers, students have patient care opportunities at each of the three School of Medicine campuses. Those pursuing a focus in rural medicine can also choose from rural and telemedicine/telehealth options throughout the state.
Patient Care Opportunities
- The JayDoc Free Clinic, run by students, provides important primary and preventive care services to approximately 2,000 uninsured Wyandotte County patients per year.
- KU School of Medicine residents and fellows train at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers in Kansas City, Leavenworth and Topeka, Kan. The VA helps to fund the trainees who rotate to their sites, and this affiliation offers a unique patient population to our learners.
- KU School of Medicine-Wichita paid and volunteer faculty, students and residents provide care for patients at various community-based ambulatory clinics and at three partner hospitals: Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Via Christi Health and Wesley Medical Center.
- The JayDoc Community Clinic is run by medical students who provide free health care to the medically underserved.
- KU School of Medicine-Salina students are trained by physicians practicing all specialties at the Salina Regional Health Center, a 390-bed regional hospital with a strong family medicine residency program. Our students also participate in the Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency Program.