Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) medical students who are interested in
ongoing research participation must first obtain permission from
the associate dean for curriculum at UMKC School of Medicine.
Once such permission is obtained they may contact Children's
Mercy Hospitals and Clinics faculty members who are currently
engaged in research, discuss their interests and once it is agreed
upon by the faculty, they need to complete and submit the required
application to the CMH's Department of Graduate Medical Education
before they start their research. It is important that the student
researcher pay particular attention to their academic progress to
ensure that adequate time is being spent in formal curriculum.
Medical students from other accredited medical schools may
participate in research at Children's Mercy subject to approval from their
medical school, their schedules and meeting the requirements of
All medical students seeking a lab or research rotation must
identify the faculty supervisor, complete the following forms and send them to Graduate Medical Education Office.
All such research rotations must be pre-approved by the
Children's Mercy Hospital Division of Research and the Graduate
Medical Education Office prior to the start of such rotation.
For more information please contact Amanda Larson Walls or call (816) 346-1367.
Non Medical Student Research Electives
College or university students in general may request a research
rotation. If the individual is a non-medical student, then the
research rotation must be approved by the institution where the
student is enrolled and CMH faculty who will be responsible for
such research. The student must meet CMH policy and guidelines
requirements. Research rotation must be for credit.