The Clinical Affairs department coordinates the efforts of medical educators to implement ATSU-KCOM’s teaching and assessment programs in years three and four of the curriculum. To accomplish this mission, this department:

  • Supports third- and fourth-year clinical rotations
  • Develops and monitors KCOM’s teaching and assessment criteria for the third and fourth year
  • Facilitates the regional site match process for second-year students
  • Coordinates clinical activities and assessment requirements in the core regional sites
  • Residency match placement support in conjunction with Academic Affairs

Clinical requirements

The academic program for Years 3 and 4 of the osteopathic medicine (DO) program is designed to reflect the College’s strong commitment to primary care and includes both hospital and ambulatory-based rotations. In the last two years of the program, students are based in regional clinical sites and participate in a total of 88 weeks of rotations plus 6 additional weeks of flex/vacation and commencement preparation. Students also complete online coursework and clinically-related didactic coursework.

Clinical rotation requirements include:

Foundations 1

  • Family Medicine
  • Rural or Underserved Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • OB/GYN
  • Psychiatry

Total 32 weeks

Foundations 2

  • Family Medicine
  • Critical Care/ICU
  • Emergency Medicine

Total 12 weeks

Elective Rotations:

  • 44 weeks
  • Winter Break (Year 3): 2 weeks
  • Flex Time/Vacation (Year 4): 3 weeks
  • Commencement Preparation: 1 week

Total Clinical Rotation weeks – 94 weeks

Assessment plan summaries

Department Faculty & Staff

Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs

Donna Hettinger
Administrative Assistant

Department fax: 660.626.2662
Immunization fax: 660.626.2925

Clinical Rotation Site Administration & Staff

Please see the KCOM Student Manual for the most up-to-date rotation site information.

Arizona

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Phoenix/Mesa

Robert D. Ligorsky, DO, MACOI, FACP, FAHA
Regional Associate Dean for Arizona
Professor (Regional)


Bruce Badaglialacqua, DO, AOBFP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor


Verna Burkett
Rotation Site Coordinator

Carl Bynum, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Nicole Dunn
Administrative Support

Jill Kerr, DO, AOBFP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Marianne McGeady
Rotation Site Coordinator

Grace Stewart, MD
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Professor


Illinois

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SIU Quincy – Family Medicine Residency Program - Quincy

Timothy T. Ott, DO, FAAFP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Brianna Fountain
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site) 

Mary Ann Epley
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


SIU Carbondale – Family Medicine Residency Program - Carbondale

Andrew Yochum, DO, AOBFP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Krista Boardman
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


UnityPoint Health - Methodist - Peoria

Dominique Fons, MD
Director of Student Medical Education

Christina Menke
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Indiana

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Zachry L. Waterson, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Brianne Spellman
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Kansas

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Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas - Pittsburg

Bethany Enoch, MD
Director of Student Medical Education

Reta Baker
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Michigan

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Genesys Regional Medical Center – Grand Blanc

Richard J. LaBaere II, DO, MPH, FAODME
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education


Kathy Hall
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)


Metro Health Hospital – Grand Rapids

Susan C. Sevensma, DO, FAODME
Regional Assistant Dean
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (Regional)


Kathy Hall
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Kristi Noesen
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Missouri

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Hannibal Regional Hospital – Hannibal

Heather Curtis, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Brianna Fountain
Rotation Site Coordinators (Off-Site)

Brent Allen
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


Southeast HEALTH & Saint Francis Hospital – Cape Girardeau

Heather Cugini, MD
Director of Student Medical Education

Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Cindy Robinett
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Ashley Showalter
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-site)


Christian Hospital – St. Louis

Melissa Kershaw, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Katherine Foglesong
Rotation Site Coordinator


Parkland Health Center – Farmington

Scott Kirkley, MD, ABIM
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Cindy Robinett
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


Capital Region Medical Center – Jefferson City

Nancy A. Howe, DO, FAAP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Keelie Gardner
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)


Mosaic Life Care – St. Joseph

Bradley Grier, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Janice Neumann
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


Northeast Regional Medical Center – Kirksville

Kent Blanke, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Brianna Fountain
Rotation Site Coordinator


Phelps County Medical Center – Rolla

Chadwell B. Vail, DO, AOBIM
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Tim Shockley
Rotation Site Coordinator (on-site)


CoxHealth and St. John’s Health System – Springfield

Katie Kabonic, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Cassandra Henne
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


Ozark Medical Center – West Plains

Joseph Barnard, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Cindy Robinett
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


Mercy Hospital South

Joseph Boyer, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Tracy Snyder
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Jordan Kane
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

New Jersey

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Bayonne Medical Center – Bayonne

Howard S. Levine, DO, ACOFP
Regional Assistant Dean
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (Regional)


Anne Rickert
Rotation Site Coordinator

Ohio

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Western Reserve Hospital – Cuyahoga Falls
Ronald J. Russ, DO, AOBFP
Regional Assistant Dean
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor (Regional)


Juliann Riley
Rotation Site Coordinator

Pennsylvania

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UPMC Pinnacle Lititz – Lititz

Lisa Fritz, DO, FACOOG
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (Regional)


Anne Rickert
Rotation Site Coordinator

Texas

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Baylor Scott & White Medical Center
Noah Stratton, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Kelly Ray
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Juliann Riley
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Utah

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Stuart B. Porter, DO, ABFM
Regional Assistant Dean
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor (Regional)


Barrett Labrum, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


John Nichols, DO, ABOG
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Whitney Nicolson
Rotation Site Coordinator