Preceptors & Adjunct Faculty


KCU Clinical Education is committed to providing medical students with high-quality clinical experiences. Throughout the University's history, strong and valued partnerships have been established with highly regarded physicians, hospitals and clinic systems all across the nation.

Benefits of Affiliation

Adjunct Clinical Faculty

While many choose to participate in the clinical training program in order to give back to their profession, we recognize that physicians commit considerable time, energy and talent to the education of our students. Physicians choosing to partner with KCU-COM in educating medical students enjoy various benefits:

  • Credentialing as a Clinical Instructor
  • Apply for appointment to the University's Adjunct Clinical Faculty
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit
  • On-campus access to the KCU-Kansas City campus’ D'Angelo Library for local physicians
  • Preceptor's Toolbox

Preceptors awarded Adjunct Clinical Faculty Appointment enjoy the following additional benefits: 

  • Registration discount of 25 percent for all KCU sponsored CME activities
  • Subscription to Clinical Key
  • Certificate of Appointment

Clerkship Sites

While many hospitals and health systems choose to participate in the clinical training program in order to give back to their profession, we recognize that a commitment to become a core site is a significant investment of time, energy, resources and talent by the site. Sites choosing to partner with KCU-COM to educate medical students enjoy many benefits:

  • Introducing students to opportunities at the hospital and in the area
  • Monetary compensation, when applicable, to help offset administrative costs
  • Faculty development programs
  • Appreciation events
  • Personal site visits from KCU administration, faculty or staff

Faculty Appointment Application

KCU is committed to recognizing and rewarding preceptors with an appropriate and meaningful faculty rank. In accordance with the University’s mission, the Rank and Promotion Committee guidelines have been specifically constructed to provide preceptors a method of obtaining academic appointment. It is our obligation not only to document the qualifications and skills of our adjunct clinical faculty, but also to provide the educational support and development essential to the delivery of a quality curriculum. For consideration of an academic appointment, complete and return an Adjunct Clinical Faculty Appointment Application:

Faculty Appointment Application 

Once the application and supporting documentation are received, information is reviewed by the Department Chair, Associate Dean for Clinical Education and evaluated by the Rank and Promotion Committee for recommendation to the Vice President, Dean and Provost of the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Provost communicates the final decision to the applicant. Preceptor's awarded Adjunct Clinical Faculty Appointment enjoy the following benefits:

  • Registration discount of 25 percent for all KCU-sponsored CME activities 
  • Subscription to Clinical Key
  • Certificate of Appointment 

We hope you take advantage of this opportunity at KCU and thank you for taking the lead in educating our students. Your contributions do not go unrecognized. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at 816-654-7330 or via email at ClinicalEducation@kcumb.edu. Thank you for considering an appointment to our Adjunct Clinical Faculty. It is our intent to recognize you for putting forth the time and effort necessary to provide our students with high-quality clinical experiences. We want to do everything we can to assist you.