Docents & Clerkships

The division of medical student education within UMKC ‘s Department of Community and Family Medicine focuses on several student clinical rotations during the School of Medicine’s six-year curriculum. (See the UMKC SOM website for further details.)

Year 1

We offer the following required rotations that introduce students to pre-clerkship clinical medicine in a Family Medicine environment:

• Year 1 docent groups supervised by practicing UMKC Family Medicine faculty

• Year 1-2 hospital-based experience supervised by UMKC Family Medicine faculty and administration

Year 2

We offer the following required rotation that further expands pre-clerkship clinical experiences in a Family Medicine environment:

• Year 2 docent groups supervised by practicing UMKC Family Medicine faculty

Year 4               Family Medicine I Student Clerkship Syllabus

• We provide the required Family Medicine I Clerkship in the urban/suburban environment of Truman Medical Center Lakewood . It is one of the highest-ranking clerkships in the medical school. It is designed to help students meet STFM National Clerkship guidelines and features opportunities for comprehensive, continual and complex care in the outpatient and community settings. Two weeks of the one-month rotation are spent with Family Medicine preceptors in a variety of community settings where experiences are centered on patients and their families with acute and chronic problems. (See Family Medicine I Clerkship Syllabus and Medical Student Handbook for complete details.)

Year 5               Family Medicine II Rural Preceptorship Clerkship Syllabus

• We provide the required Family Medicine II Rural Preceptor Clerkship in the rural or underserved areas of Missouri. This is the highest-rated clerkship in the medical school. It is designed to focus on the integration of the social-biological, clinical and behavioral sciences within a well-established rural or underserved community Family Medicine practice. The one-month rotation augments the philosophy of Family Medicine learned in the Family Medicine I Clerkship, providing one-on-one instruction for the student for the entire rotation. (See Family Medicine II Rural Preceptor Clerkship Syllabus.)