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Medical Student Elective Rotations

CMH welcomes medical students for elective rotations. This page provides vital information for students and medical school staff.

General student guidelines include:

  • You must be currently enrolled in an accredited M.D. or D.O. program.
  • CMH must have an affiliation agreement with your institution on file. If we do not have an agreement with your institution, contact Roger Robinson at to start the process.
  • Rotation dates are flexible to fit your specific needs. Submit your application at least six months before your needed start date.

Why do a rotation at CMH?

Seth Rohlwing

Seth Rohlwing, D.O. student, Kansas City University

"It was a great rotation. Both doctors were awesome preceptors with great teams around them."

Kyle O'Mara

Kyle O’Mara, M.D. Student, University of Missouri-Columbia

“My experience has been wonderful. I’m impressed and grateful for how well CMH took care of me as a student, and everyone was incredibly welcoming.”

Clinical Rotation Areas

Addiction Recovery
Behavioral Health
Emergency Medicine
Family Medicine
Family Medicine with OB
Infectious Disease
Internal Medicine

Surgery (General)

How to Apply for a Rotation

You must apply for an elective rotation. Elective placement is made based on a combination of candidate qualifications, physician availability and timeliness of application. Required items are:

  1. Completed Application. This form is completed for each rotation that you request to complete at CMH.
  2. Signed Attestation Agreement (To be signed by the student AND the physician/practitioner that both agree to complete the rotation).
  3. Letter of good standing from your medical school.
  4. Current certificate(s) or declaration(s) of insurance.
  5. Copy of Criminal Background Check (No more than one year old).
  6. Proof of completed fit test and supply of personal N95 masks. (If proof is not provided, the student will be excluded from airborne precautions and COVID-19 patients).
  7. Copy of BLS card.

Submit your completed application and documentation to:

Roger E. Robinson, Ph.D.
Medical Staff Liaison
Fax: 417-328-6514

Vaccination Policies

Influenza Vaccination Policy: CMH requires all employees to be vaccinated for influenza annually. Each year, for rotations between Oct. 1 and March 31, all students must show proof of influenza vaccination. Certain documented medical exemptions are allowed.

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy: CMH requires all employees to have proof COVID-19 vaccination since 9/11/23 or submit a signed declination.

About Bolivar, Missouri

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Bolivar and Polk County

  • Bolivar Population: 11,067

Polk County Demographics

  • Population: 32,693
  • Median Age: 38.1
  • Median Household Income: $50,890
  • Poverty Rate: 15.3%
  • Uninsured Rate: 13.3%

Polk County ranks 38 out of 115 in overall health compared to other Missouri counties.

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CMH Overview

  • Total Staffed Beds: 86
  • Annual Births: 525
  • Inpatient Admissions: 3,242
  • Outpatient Visits: 128,472
  • ED Visits: 18,215
  • Clinic Visits: 313,037
  • Employees: 1,525
  • Active Medical Staff: 150
  • Locations: 12 towns

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