Student Rotations

Cox Family Medicine Residency hosts third-and fourth-year medical students for their family medicine rotations. It's an exceptional rotation at an unopposed residency to give you a first-hand look at family medicine and the life of a Cox Family Medicine resident. Springfield is the core site for third and fourth year rotations for MU, KCOM and KCU. While students from those schools will have the opportunity to rotate with Cox Family Medical Residency and other departments in the system, students from schools all across the country are considered for rotation spots within the residency. Audition rotations are also encouraged for fourth-year medical students during interview season September through January.

Medical students:

  • We accept student rotations for two or four weeks in length from August to June each year. We do not host students in July.
  • It's recommended to schedule your rotation six to nine months in advance as the schedule fills up quickly.
  • There must be an existing agreement between the residency and the student’s medical school.
  • You will work with a variety of physicians during the rotation across several settings. The rotation will consist of one week inpatient, one week OB and two weeks ambulatory clinic. You will attend morning reports, noon conferences and academic sessions with residents, along with ethics and humanities presentations.

Contact us to schedule your rotation.

Shadowing Experiences

Pre-med students can be scheduled for shadow experiences between the hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday – Friday. The student will shadow an attending or resident in a clinic session. Sessions are 9 a.m.- noon and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The residency has hosted students from Drury, MSU, and Evangel, and assisted students in gaining up to 40 shadow hours needed for medical school application.

Contact us to schedule a shadow experience.

We can only host medical students and pre-med students in the residency. CoxHealth can arrange shadowing opportunitiesfor high school and college students, and those exploring health care-focused career changes.