Kristi L VanDerKolk, MD
Residency Program Director, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269.349.2641 ext. 550
Kristi VanDerKolk, MD, is a family medicine physician. A graduate of Hope College, she earned her medical degree from Wayne State University and completed her residency at the University of Michigan. After graduation, she started work at the Family Health Center, a federally-qualified health center in Kalamazoo and later transitioned to working for Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. She is currently serving as core faculty in the Family and Community Medicine Residency Program – Kalamazoo, and as the Clerkship Director for the Family and Community Medicine third-year clerkship for the medical students. Dr. VanDerKolk has an interest in transgender health, and has started a transgender clinic at the Family Health Center. Some of her other interests include undergraduate and graduate medical education as well as physician burn-out and wellbeing.
- American Board of Family Medicine (Family Medicine)
Education and Training
- Residency 2012, Family Medicine Residency, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
- MD 2009, Wayne State University
- BA, BS 2004, BS in Biology and BA in Spanish, Hope College
- Family Medicine
Vanderkolk K., McKinney V.R., Graves L., Harper D.M. Transgender education in north american family medicine clerkships: A cera study Family Medicine. 2021;53:676-683.
Dickinson B.L., Gibson K., VanDerKolk K., Greene J., Rosu C.A., Navedo D.D., Porter-Stransky K.A., Graves L.E. Erratum: Correction to: "It is this very knowledge that makes us doctors": an applied thematic analysis of how medical students perceive the relevance of biomedical science knowledge to clinical medicine (BMC medical education (2020) 20 1 (356)) BMC medical education. 2020;20:428.
Dickinson B.L., Gibson K., Vanderkolk K., Greene J., Rosu C.A., Navedo D.D., Porter-Stransky K.A., Graves L.E. "it is this very knowledge that makes us doctors": An applied thematic analysis of how medical students perceive the relevance of biomedical science knowledge to clinical medicine BMC Medical Education. 2020;20
Dickinson B.L., VanDerKolk K., Bauler T., Cole S. Integration of Biomedical Sciences in the Family Medicine Clerkship Using Case-Based Learning Medical Science Educator. 2017;27:815-820.
- A 34-Year-Old Recovering Alcoholic With Acute Liver Failure. Alluri S, Humphrey W, Kassir D, Potilechio M, Marsh L, Jevert-Eichorn S, VanDerKolk K, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
- A Case of Penile Carcinoma Presenting As Scrotal Pain and Swelling. Nguyen N, VanDerKolk K, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
- Reflective writing in clerkships: Viewing patients through a basic science lens using the Kolb Learning Cycle. Dickinson B, VanDerKolk K, Gibson K, Greene J, Graves L, 2018 Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, 04/2018
- Intimate partner violence screening following education. VanDerKolk K, Kothari C, Piper L, Graves L, North American Primary Care Research Group, Montreal, Quebec, 11/2017