If the number of applications is any indication, a degree from KCUMB is as highly sought after as it has ever been. Application numbers for the 2014 entering class were up across the board for both our College of Osteopathic Medicine and our College of Biosciences.
The number of students applying to KCUMB’s College of Osteopathic Medicine increased 10 percent over the previous academic year, reaching record-high levels. A total of 4,274 applications were received for the incoming first-year class. And, if that wasn’t impressive enough, the quality of osteopathic medical students accepted also increased. Accepted students had an average score of 28.08 on the Medical College Admission Test, nearly a full point higher than the previous year.
Applications also soared 166 percent for our College of Biosciences, with a combined 282 applicants for the biomedical sciences and bioethics programs. (Note: The bioethics program will shift to the College of Osteopathic Medicine beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year.)