Apr 14, 2014

All Class of 2014 Graduates Match with Residencies, Many in Primary Care

All 235 members of the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Class of 2014, scheduled to graduate May 17, matched to residency opportunities, an outstanding achievement that reflects well on both our students and our faculty.

Of that number, 108 students (46 percent) matched to primary care specialties – family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. This achievement continues a long-standing trend for KCUMB, which traditionally graduates a high percentage of primary care physicians. In fact, 72 percent of the University’s nearly 8,000 alumni currently practice in primary care specialties, helping to address physician workforce shortages nationally.

In the Kansas City area alone, there will be 124 KCUMB graduates in residency positions as of July 1. Sixty-three percent of those graduates will be in primary care fields. KCUMB graduates will represent 24 percent of all primary care residents training in the Kansas City area.

All our graduates, especially those practicing in primary care, illustrate our University’s commitment to our mission of “improving the well-being of the communities we serve.”