University of Missouri Health Care wants to provide a great learning experience for all students while continuing to provide a safe environment for our patients, therefore we have very specific requirements that must be met prior to a clinical rotation at a University of Missouri Health Care facility.

Please select the opportunity that best fits your needs. 

Health Care Students

College students completing a clinical rotation in a program from a variety of health professions (Nursing, Physical Therapies, Pharmacy, Social Work, Radiology Technology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition Sciences) completing clinical hours. The school must have a current clinical contract with MU Health Care.

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Non-Clinical Intern

The student is obtaining course credit, and his/her school has a contract in place with MU Health Care. The student has accepted the internship and needs to complete the paperwork prior to starting

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Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in giving back to the community? Learn about our volunteer opportunities.

Shadow/Observer Student

This is strictly observing in the clinical setting, there is no care administered. Credit is not being awarded for a course and/or the school does not have a contract with MU Health Care.

Allied Health Practitioner Student

Individual graduate health care student completing clinical rotation or practicum hours. 

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MU and Visiting Medical Students

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Frequently asked questions about vascular anomalies

Do vascular anomalies cause my baby any pain?

Most of the time, these anomalies are not painful. However, they may be painful if they grow to a large size or if the overlying skin becomes ulcerated.

Who gets vascular anomalies?

Many children have vascular anomalies. Hemangiomas and vascular malformations are not inherited or genetic conditions.

Hemangiomas occur in 2.6 percent of newborns and in 12 percent of Caucasian children by one year of age. They are more common in very small, premature babies and girls are affected three times more often than boys. They are more common in Caucasians than in other racial or ethnic groups.

Vascular malformations occur equally in boys and girls, and there seems to be no racial tendency.

What causes vascular anomalies?

Researchers have not yet pinpointed the exact cause of these anomalies.

What are the main issues related to hemangiomas?

Most hemangiomas cause no problems at all. However, some children with hemangiomas will have problems such as ulceration of the skin and damage to surrounding tissues.

Hemangiomas in the head and neck region can grow large enough to obstruct or interfere with your child's breathing, eating, hearing and/or vision. In rare cases, if your child has a very large hemangioma or multiple hemangiomas, he or she may have bleeding issues or cardiac/circulatory problems.

What are the main issues related to vascular malformations?

Vascular malformations are so varied that it is difficult to generalize about them. Many of these lesions do not cause any problems. However, depending on the type of lesion, its size, location, and composition, there may be various problems such as distortion of surrounding tissues including bones, bleeding and circulatory problem, limitation of function (for example, if the malformation is in the hand), or pain.

What specialists will be involved in my baby's care?

As an academic health center, our doctors have additional training in pediatric procedures and work with other departments to provide the best care for your child. This team of doctors specialize in treating children with vascular abnormalities and include dermatologists, general surgeons, interventional radiologists, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) and plastic surgeons. 

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