As a teaching hospital, Freeman provides medical students and resident doctors the opportunity to study with some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated physicians in the country. Freeman is a member of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – GME Consortium.
Freeman sponsors graduate medical education training in four Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited residency programs: Emergency Medicine, Ear, Nose, and Throat, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.
Our medical training programs provide a balance of primary, secondary, tertiary and inpatient quartiary care; ambulatory care; emergency care; and community health.
How to apply
- Audition rotations are offered July – December. Download rotation application.
- Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) applications accepted September 15 – November 15.
- Interviews take place October-December.
- Residents matched in March.
- Apply here or contact your college of osteopathic medicine clinical education office.
KCU - Joplin Campus
Freeman Health System has a rich history of working with respected medical schools to train tomorrow’s physicians. For decades, Freeman has served as a training ground for third- and fourth-year medical students completing their clinical rotations and medical school graduates completing their residencies. Many Freeman physicians are graduates of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB). Freeman is extremely pleased to have worked with KCUMB to open their new satellite medical school in Joplin. With the enrollment of KCU-Joplin’s first year of medical students, Freeman’s tradition of providing medical education facilities, classrooms, programs, preceptors and faculty continues for the benefit of the community.
Excellence in Education
KCU-Joplin’s new building features state-of-the-art facilities and technology, including a new 200-person lecture hall, a cutting-edge patient simulation center and new anatomy and OMM labs. The school’s simulation suite includes 24 standardized patient exam rooms and three simulation rooms featuring high-fidelity, programmable robots in fully equipped medical, surgical, obstetrical and trauma settings. Extended video conferencing capabilities connect the Joplin campus to the Kansas City campus, allowing students, faculty and staff to share learning opportunities.
Based in Joplin, Missouri, Freeman Health System is the area’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health system, serving southwest Missouri, southeast Kansas, northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. Freeman provides comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services, including cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurosciences, orthopaedics, and women’s services, with more than 300 physicians representing 60 specialties.
Enjoy an excellent quality of life in a progressive, medium-size town with all the amenities of big-city living. Joplin boasts a mild climate and all four seasons. With a low crime rate, it's a great place to raise a family.
Freeman Graduate Medical Education
1102 W. 32nd St.
Joplin, Missouri 64804