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2019 Teacher Summer Externship  - June 11-13, 2019

Teacher Externship

As in previous years, the 2019 Teach Summer Externship will be held on the campus of KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Registration will be limited to the first 15 applicants. There is no cost to attend this event, however, hotel accommodations and meals will be the responsibility of the participants.

Teachers wishing to participate in the 2019 Teacher Summer Externship need to complete and sign the following documents. Once completed, please return to Seth Nutt by email at or by fax at (620) 235-4041.
     Registration Form
     Teacher Bio Sketch
     HIPAA Agreement
     Confidentiality Policy
     Infection Control Form
     Observation Agreement
     KUMC Photo/Video Release

History of Teacher Summer Externship

The KU Medical Center Area Health Education Center developed the Teacher Summer Externship to provide an opportunity for health career cluster teachers to obtain continuing education hours toward in accordance with the Kansas State Department of Education's approval process for implementation or continuation of the Health Science Career Pathway/Cluster curriculum.

The externship was piloted in 2009 with 3 teachers from the Kansas City, Kan. school district. It was expanded in 2012 offering the externship during two separate weeks. The goals of the Teacher Summer Externship are:

  • To increase understanding of the academic preparation necessary for health professions programs
  • To increase understanding of admission requirements and selection procedures for health professions programs
  • To increase effective transmission of relevant information from industry to the secondary health science classroom
  • To increase effective transmission of relevant information from post-secondary health professions programs to the secondary health science classroom
  • To provide health science teachers contact with current students in health professions programs
  • To enhance relationships with key stakeholders including Kansas State Department of Education, KU Medical Center, the Area Health Education Centers and Kansas high schools

To meet the goals listed above, the Teacher Summer Externship includes:

Last modified: Jan 13, 2021
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