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Campus changes due to COVID-19

March 30, 2020

At the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and the community are paramount. The university is closely monitoring COVID-19 as we follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Sedgwick County.

Operations

Our administrative offices are open with limited staff. Please call before planning a trip to our campus.

Beginning March 30, the only public entrance will be the clinic entrance off of Minneapolis Street. All other exterior entrances will be badge accessible only. In addition, all incoming freight deliveries and non-food deliveries will be directed to the receiving dock.

Patient Care

Our clinics remain open at this time, but precautionary measures have been implemented. Get details from KU Wichita Medical Practice Association, which manages our clinics.

The JayDoc Community Clinic, which is the student-run clinic, is currently not seeing patients; this will continue until April 12 or until further notice.

Academics

While our campus remains open, we have made changes out of an abundance of caution. All didactic coursework for medical students has transitioned to online platforms. All student-related activities on our campus have been canceled or rescheduled, except for summative testing. Medical students participating in clinical experiences have been asked to suspend their on-site clinical education experience at our partner hospitals, medical facilities and physician offices. These changes to our learning environment will continue until at least April 23.

Events & Art Galleries

In following guidance from Sedgwick County, several public events have been canceled on our campus, including the annual Research Forum, the Family Medicine Spring Symposium, the Open House for Prospective Students and our First Friday art reception in April. The 2020 Academic Pediatric Association Region 6 Spring Conference has been postponed. For information on upcoming events, please contact the department hosting the event. Our William J. Reals Galleries of Art are closed to the public until further notice.

Note: Although the annual Research Forum has been canceled, ePosters will still be accepted and presented with their abstracts online, as an alternative. Go to the Research Forum page for details.

Research

For current IRB guidance for adjusting protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, go to the COVID-19 Quick IRB Tips page.

Ongoing Updates

This situation is rapidly evolving, and KU School of Medicine-Wichita is prepared to implement academic and business continuity plans as needed. We will share more information here as it becomes available.

KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Last modified: Mar 31, 2020
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Belinda Venters
316-293-3536
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