Giving you a knowledge advantage
As an organization, Saint Luke’s never stops learning—it’s part of our DNA. And employee opportunities for fellowships, curriculum-based training, and internships naturally flow from that. We believe in equipping you with rich learning experiences that tap into your interests, passions, and career goals.
We have also developed collaborative relationships with colleges and universities, enabling a cross-flow of ideas and shared learning experiences.
A system built to support diverse opportunities throughout
Gain experience, make connections
Saint Luke’s Health System supports local and regional educational partners by providing clinical education opportunities at our award-winning hospitals and clinics. Students can gain valuable clinical experience in an environment of innovation, quality, and compassion.
Saint Luke’s South Hospital encourages professional and public education. It offers a welcoming environment for professional and personal growth for students.
We currently host students from the following programs:
An investment in personal and professional growth
Saint Luke’s invests in our interns, connecting you with thought leaders and industry experts, and developing your skill sets through extensive training and professional mentoring. You are the change makers and leaders of tomorrow, and we work to nurture your talents in your career field today.
Our paid interns are treated as employed associates and placed throughout the organization. Some are working toward clinical training, others to gain coveted job experience toward their bachelor’s or master’s degrees. At the end of the internship some students may be recommended for our recruiting pipeline—and all will be equipped to excel in their chosen career field, with a network of relationships ready to support.
Preparing professionals in the healing arts
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is an educational leader serving exceptional students in pursuit of their undergraduate or graduate degrees in nursing and in additional health professions. Though closely affiliated with Saint Luke’s Hospital, it remains an independent institution of higher learning.
Its mission is to prepare health professions leaders to effectively meet the health care needs of diverse populations in complex organizations and in a variety of settings. And to do this, the college seeks to integrate a broad base of knowledge from general education studies into each program, providing a foundation for personal growth, professional education, and practice. By providing a stimulating academic environment focused on discovery, scholarship and practice, students are encouraged to look beyond their future workplace goals and to seek ways to address societal needs for nursing and other health care services.
Innovative programs with a research emphasis
The University of Missouri–Kansas City is a public, urban-serving, research and doctoral university, committed to advancing the health of our community. Saint Luke’s is proud to partner with UMKC to provide faculty, research, and clinical resources for our graduate students, medical students, and residents.
UMKC’s School of Medicine is the institutional sponsor for more than 40 residency and fellowship programs accredited by the Accrediting Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) conducted at affiliated hospitals. Today, there are nearly 500 residents and fellows in these programs at Saint Luke’s and other affiliates.
Over the past decade, scholarly research has become a major goal for the university and the region. Research efforts are focused toward impact on community health conditions, especially in areas that link to clinical strength. The School of Medicine now has more than any other academic division in the University of Missouri System - and research funding has increased exponentially. Current total extramural funding in grants and contracts in the school has increased four-fold over the past decade.