Apr 15, 2014

KCUMB Finds Success Starting Graduate Medical Education Programs

As a part of our ongoing strategic initiative to develop clerkship and residency opportunities for our students, KCUMB is actively working with our hospital and clinical partners to improve our students’ clinical training and residency experiences.

We recently collaborated with St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colo., to develop a new general surgery residency. Approved by the Post-graduate Training Residency Committee of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) for a total of 20 surgical residents, the program will begin accepting students in July.

A Level 1 Trauma Center, St. Anthony will join KCUMB’s Osteopathic Post-doctoral Training Institute (OPTI). This new relationship will also increase the number of clerkship spots available for our third- and fourth-year osteopathic medical students in the 2015-2016 academic year.

We are committed to developing new and innovative residency programs to provide quality training opportunities for KCUMB graduates.