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School of Medicine

Preventive Medicine and Public Health 

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School of Medicine

School of Medicine
Mail Stop 1049
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913) 588-5200

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Chair: Tracie Collins, M.D., M.P.H.


PVMD 976 CLARION (2-4).
Students who participate in CLARION will develop a deeper understanding of healthcare as a system that requires highly performing interprofessional teams to achieve the six aims outlined by the Institute of Medicine. These aims include care that is safe, timely, equitable, effective, efficient and patient centered. Students will study with other students from other health professions disciplines under the direction of interprofessional course faculty and invited members of the community who will guide discussions each week to prepare students for analyzing and developing solutions to a fictional healthcare sentinel event.


PVMD 977 Clinical and Population-Based Research (2).
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to perform clinical and population-based research with the assistance of a cross-disciplinary team of mentors. The objective is to provide students with valuable research experience and a better understanding of the contribution of clinical and population-based research to evidence-based medicine. Furthermore, students will be provided the opportunity to perform research in a specialty of their interest. Students will first identify a need/problem in a patient population. Once identified, students will systematically investigate this need by reviewing the current literature to describe the problem. Students will develop a data collection tool, acquire IRB approval from all applicable bodies dependent upon the individual project, collect the data, analyze the collected data, and present the results. Students will be required to present their findings as a scientific paper and an oral or poster presentation. Students will be assisted throughout this process by mentors from the Preventive Medicine and Public Health Departments in addition to biostatisticians, content experts, and clinical mentors from the surrounding medical community. Evaluation will be based upon mentor assessment and review of scientific paper and oral or poster presentation. Assistance will be provided if the students decide to submit their work for publication. However, pursuit of publication is not a requirement of the course. The course will transpire across multiple semesters, providing the students the opportunity to initiate the research in their third year and conclude in their fourth year.


PVMD 995 Special Topics in Preventive Medicine (2-8).
This elective is designed to provide clinical and/or research experience in topics of special interest not otherwise represented in the curriculum. The student will design, in consultation with Departmental faculty, specific objectives, reading assignments and the mechanism for course evaluation.



Course credit hours are indicated in parentheses after the course title.

Updated 07/30/2014