Feb 12, 2015

KCU Hosts Reception and Panel Discussion for New Deans of Kansas City's Three Medical Schools

The Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) hosted community leaders, colleagues in academic medicine and research, and other distinguished guests to a special panel discussion and reception Feb. 11 introducing the new deans for each of Kansas City's three medical schools:

  • Bruce Dubin, DO, JD, our own provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Steven Kanter, MD, dean of the UMKC School of Medicine
  • Robert Simari, MD, executive dean of the KU School of Medicine

Approximately 300 people gathered our Academic Center to hear each dean present his own perspective on current issues in medical education and in our community. It was evident that these three high-caliber physician educators are blending their experience and expertise in medical education, research and clinical acumen to make significant impact on the future of medicine in this region.

This event marked the first time the three universities have come together to showcase the collaborative impact we have on our community. Kansas City is unique because we have three medical schools, a significant fact for a mid-size city. Together, the three schools graduate more than 600 physicians each year and we can each benefit from our close proximity to one another in order to advance medical education, research initiatives and clinical service. No other region has the opportunity to have such an impact.

Please take a moment to read the positive coverage we received in The Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Business Journal. In addition, here is a collection of 'tweets' about the event and a photo gallery from that evening.