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Visiting Medical Students

Only electives in the fourth year of the School of Medicine curriculum are open to visiting students.Visiting students may take electives from four to a maximum of eight weeks. The applicant must be actively progressing toward an M.D. degree at an approved school, must be in their final year of medical school, and must have completed the required clinical rotations in basic medicine, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and family medicine.

We will be using VSAS (, Visiting Student Application Services, for online applications of allopathic students. Visiting students are accepted from United States and Canadian Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) accredited schools and from certain foreign medical schools. Students from offshore medical schools will not be accepted.
Students from osteopathic medical schools need to contact the hospitals for application information.

  • Medical Education Office, Wesley Regional Medical Center, 316-962-2245
  • Medical Education Office, Via Christi Hospital St. Francis, 316-858-3531

Students from International medical schools must apply through the International Programs department on the Kansas City campus.

About KU School of Medicine-Wichita 

At KU School of Medicine-Wichita, our mission is to educate students, residents, and physicians through patient care, service, research, and scholarly activities to improve the health of Kansans in partnership with Kansas communities.

With Kansas in need of more physicians, the KU School of Medicine opened the Wichita Campus in 1971 to provide hands-on clinical training to medical students in their third and fourth years. In 2011, KU School of Medicine-Wichita expanded to a full, four-year campus, welcoming its first class of first-year medical students. The Wichita Campus expansion was designed to help alleviate Kansas’ physician shortage.

While the majority of medical schools are tied to a hospital, the Wichita Campus is community-based thanks to more than 1,000 volunteer faculty inside three partner hospitals (Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Wesley Medical Center, and Via Christi Health, as well as in doctors’ offices across the state.

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