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Twin Rivers Medical Center offers excellent learning experiences for medical students in the areas of Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Cardiology, and Emergency Medicine. Fifty percent of hospital physicians serve as community preceptors hosting student clinical rotations.

Students training at this site work with private practice physicians affiliated with the local community hospital system. Local medical faculty members operate private practice clinics that are located in medical buildings very close to the hospital facility. The hospital does have a few hospitalists with offices directly on site. This site also provides primary care clinical training experiences at the local Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Migrant Health Center, which serves a significant migrant Hispanic population. Complimentary AHEC student housing is provided for students completing short term rotations and is located a short 5-10 minute drive from the hospital.

Students at this site are also offered optional off-site training opportunities in West Plains, Sikeston, Farmington and Poplar Bluff. These are not mandatory rotations and students who self-select for these experiences are provided free on-site AHEC housing during these rotations.

Information on these sites can be found at,, and

Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center

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1301 1st Street
Kennett, MO 63857

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  • Medical Staff 75
  • Size of Hospital 116 beds
  • Admits 4,928
  • Surgeries 2,692
  • Deliveries 515
  • ER Visits 20,628

Located 100 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee, Kennett is recognized as the hometown of nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow, who sometimes provides concerts for the local community. Kennett boasts many recreational activities, such as golfing, tennis, swimming, boating, fishing, water-skiing, and also has many public park facilities. Local sporting events are also very popular in the community. Kennett is home to several local shops and specialty stores, and major shopping venues in Cape Girardeau or Memphis, Tennessee are a short one to two hour drive away.

Average cost of housing
Rental units range from $450-$650 per month Average housing costs range from $100,000 to $150,000, although smaller nice homes can be found for under $90,000

Nearest major airport
Kennett Memorial Airport (TKX); Memphis International Airport (MEM) is about a 2 hour drive away

Nearest expressway
The hospital is located on Hwy 412, about 20 minutes west of I-55

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Naturally, each rotation is a little different, but for the most part, rotations begin at 8 a.m. Upon arriving at this small community hospital, one is met with the most friendly, accommodating medical staff. They are very excited to have medical students and often provide parties and student social activities. On your first day you will report to Rhonda Hamlett the Medical Coordinator’s office on your way to the patient care area. Rhonda provides a student orientation to training protocols and welcomes you to the hospital.

The morning and afternoon schedules vary depending on which rotation you are on, but they are usually broken up by eating lunch in the hospital cafeteria. The food in the cafeteria is free to medical students. If eating hospital food three times per day does not sound appealing to you, there are a couple grocery stores in town and, of course, a Wal-Mart store. There is also a wonderful restaurant named Sissy’s which offers fine dining tucked away in the small town of Kennett.

If you are on a surgical rotation or an Obstetrics/Gynecology rotation you may get called back into the hospital during off hours.  Call depends on your preceptor’s schedule but you will still have plenty of study time. Students at this site may also hang out in the Emergency Room if you would like to catch interesting cases or simply have more opportunity for clinical exposure.

Click the following link for a printable version of this site’s information:  Kennett

Getting our students started

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When are site
visits scheduled?

Site visits can be scheduled at almost any time except during holidays.

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Who should students contact to set up a site visit?

Please contact Ashley Showalter, Clinical Rotations Coordinator, 618-306-1982


What is the site visit
protocol at your site?

Students must contact the site coordinator at least two weeks before the planned visit. The site coordinator will make arrangements and let students know who/when/where to meet. Any requests made less than two weeks in advance will be considered, but may not be able to be arranged due to time constraints.