Student Services



Academic Counseling

Education Support Services want to help students reach their greatest potential. Learning Specialists are similar to coaches but for academic concerns. Whether you are an elite performer or a little leaguer, you have a coach to help you perform better. We are here to support your learning. 

To make this the most convenient, students on the KUSM-W campus have access to any of the three Learning Specialists based in Kansas City via Adobe Connect videoconferencing, phone or in-person when they visit the Wichita campus. If you would like to meet with them concerning test-taking strategies, study skills, time management, licensing exam prep, note taking or any other academic concerns, please refer to their website. One or two of the learning specialists come to the Wichita campus approximately once a month - scheduling for these in-person appointments is through Karen Drake at or 316-236-2616.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

Disability Accommodations and Equal Opportunity Office

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), was enacted in 1990. In general, the ADA requires that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to benefit from or participate in services. Access to education is one key to opening the doors of mainstream society to people with disabilities. If you believe you have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity and/or bodily function and believe that you require accomodation please contact Karen Drake, Assistant Director of Academic and Student Affairs,, (316) 293-2616.

Complaints of discrimination or harassment will be handled by the Equal Opportunity Office at the Medical Center.  Natalie Holick, Director, Equal Opportunity Office can be contacted at 913 588-8011 or The Equal Opportunity Office is located at 1054 Wescoe in Kansas City. For Title IX situations, please contact Crystal Nevins on the Wichita campus at 316-293-1802 or

KUMC is committed to equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all programs and activities, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the University's programs and activities.


The following individuals on the Wichita Campus serve as notaries:

Karen Drake (ASA)


Shirley Reiboldt (Family Medicine)


Kara Visokey (WCGME)


Jaime Schadegg (Internal Medicine)


Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support model that uses peer-assisted or near peer-assisted study sessions to improve student success. The SI program provides peers to help other students review material that was presented during the curriculum. SI is a non-remedial approach that provides regular review sessions outside of class in which students work collaboratively by discussing readings, comparing notes, predicting test items, and mapping out content presented in the medical school curriculum.  


First and Second Year
Examinations are given at the end of each module, their location and time will vary. For more information on first- and second-year exams, please contact Sue Kennedy,, or 316-293-1823. 

Third Year
The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) provides subject exams in the basic and clinical sciences for the purpose of assessing the educational achievement of individuals in specific content areas. Subject exams are primarily designed for use as final examinations after courses, clerkships, or other units of instruction. For more information on third-year exams, please contact Academic & Student Affairs, 316-293-2603.

KUMC Writing Center: Writer's Roost

The KUMC Writing Center Writer's Roost is located at Dykes Library in Kansas City to provide on-site writing support for KUMC students. However, they can provide writing support via online and video consultations for students who take classes at the Wichita and Salina campuses. Click to learn more about services offered for Wichita students

Last modified: Jun 08, 2017
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