The Academic and Clinical Educational Affairs department coordinates the efforts of medical educators to implement ATSU-KCOM’s teaching and assessment programs during the first through fourth years. To accomplish this mission, this department:

  • Supports the first and second-year curriculum
  • 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
  • Career advising
  • Facilitates the excused absence process

Clinical Requirements

Core third-year clerkships
4 weeks family medicine
4 weeks rural or underserved family medicine
8 weeks internal medicine
4 weeks surgery
4 weeks pediatrics
4 weeks OB/GYN
4 weeks psychiatry
2 weeks radiology
2 weeks anesthesiology
8 weeks electives (to be completed in April and May of the third year)
2 weeks vacation (scheduled by main campus)
46 weeks

Required fourth year rotations 
4 weeks family medicine
4 weeks critical care/ICU
4 weeks emergency medicine
4 weeks orthopedics, neurology, OMM or physiatry
4 weeks life cycle selective
4 weeks internal medicine selective
4 weeks internal medicine or surgery selective
14 weeks electives
2 week boards/board prep
4 weeks vacation (scheduled by student with site approval)
48 weeks

Clinical Rotations - 94 weeks total

Department Faculty & Staff

Kent Campbell, DO
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs

Donna Hettinger
Administrative Assistant

Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Jordyn Allen, MHA
Project Coordinator

Department fax: 660.626.2661 or 660.626.2662
Immunization fax: 660.626.2059

Clinical Rotation Site Administration & Staff

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

Tina Port
Administrative Support

Christopher Spiekerman, DO, FAAP
Pediatric Curriculum Consultant

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


California

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Anne VanGarsse, MD
Director of Student Medical Education

Vanessa Reyes
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Whitney Nicholson
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

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)


Advocate BroMenn Medical Center and Advocate Eureka Hospital - Normal

Todd Kettering, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Kacie Lind
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


Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Keyoina Burkes
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


UnityPoint Health - Methodist - Peoria

Dominique Fons, MD
Director of Student Medical Education

Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Christina Menke
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


AMITA – Adventist Medical Center - Hinsdale

Kate Gunnell, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Director of Student Medical Education

Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Mary Fehrman
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Indiana

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Zachry L. Waterson, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

Alexis Colchin
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)

Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-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)

Janet Reed
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-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)


Beaumont Hospital Trenton – Trenton

John E. Bodell, DO, FACOS
Regional Associate Dean
Professor (Regional)


Brittany Roberts
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)


St. Mary Mercy Livonia – Livonia

William G. Anderson, II., DO
Director of Student Medical Education


Brittany Roberts
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Christine Murray
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Missouri

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Des Peres Hospital/St. Lukes - St. Louis

Kenneth Ross, DO, FACOFP
Regional Assistant Dean
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor (Regional)


Jordan Kane
Rotation Site Coordinator


Hannibal Regional Hospital – Hannibal

Mathew Strasser, 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)


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)


Freeman Health System – Joplin

William Hughes, DO, FACOFP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


Marcy Brockett
Rotation Site Coordinator (Off-Site)

Stephanie Lea
Rotation Site Coordinator (On-Site)


Mosaic Life Care – St. Joseph

Benjamin Reine, 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

Gemma A. Ciesemier, DO, AOBFP
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor


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)

Dulce Alford
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

Scott Roush, DO, AOBFP
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

Ken Ross, DO
Regional Assistant Dean

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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Holzer Health System – Gallipolis
Philip Starr, DO
Regional Assistant Dean

Juliann Riley
Rotation Site Coordinator


Southeast Ohio Clinical Campus – Athens
Jennifer Gwilym, DO
Director of Student Medical Education
Adjunct Clinical Professor (Regional)


Juliann Riley
Rotation Site Coordinator


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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Noah Stratton, DO
Director of Student Medical Education

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