Oct 16, 2013

KCUMB Positively Impacts Healthcare Delivery


KCUMB alumni have been making a difference in the lives of their patients and in the communities they serve for nearly 100 years.

While alumni and friends of our institution recognize KCUMB's impact, the University recently gathered more comprehensive data in order to showcase the effect we are having on our nation and the world.

Let me share some of our key findings. KCUMB is: 
  • Helping fill critical primary care positions at a higher rate than graduates of most other medical schools, with 72 percent of our graduates practicing in primary care specialties. 
  • The second-largest provider of physicians for Missouri and Kansas.
  • Providing much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 40 percent of Missouri alumni practicing in rural areas. 
  • The largest medical school in Missouri and the 12th-largest in the United States. 
  • Click here to see additional maps and statistics about local, regional and national findings. 
In addition, KCUMB’s students, faculty and staff also continue working to improve the health of others. In particular:
  • KCUMB is partnering with the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center (SURHC), Missouri's first Federally Qualified Health Center, to improve access to medical care just two blocks from our campus. This agreement provides additional primary care physicians for SURHC, while expanding educational opportunities for our osteopathic medical students.
  • KCUMB students and faculty participate in medical mission trips through DOCARE International that provides much-needed health care to indigent and isolated people in remote areas around the world. | See DOCARE photo gallery
  • KCUMB's Score 1 for Health program provides free, in-school health screenings, preventive health education and health-care mentors to more than 13,000 of Kansas City's most vulnerable children annually.