Oct 31, 2016

KCU-Joplin Recruiting Is Well Underway

KCU-Joplin student recruiting for the inaugural Class of 2021 is on track and going strong. Just two months after having received the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation's (COCA) approval to begin recruiting efforts, the University's Office of Admissions has been attending recruiting events nationwide and reports outstanding reception and applications from across the U.S. To date, 48 students have been conditionally accepted into the program.

The first KCU-Joplin class will convene July 31, 2017. And while nine months remain before that date, we are confident that the campus will be filled with a full initial cohort of 150 new students next year, and we eagerly anticipate their arrival!

KCU Director of Admissions Patricia Harper talked with the Joplin Regional Business Journal about the application and recruiting process for our first class. (read the article)

Oct 28, 2016

KCU Holds Centennial Gala, Announces $1 Million Challenge Grant

KCU's centennial culminated in a festive fundraising gala Oct. 22 at Kansas City's Union Station. Sponsored by numerous alumni and other University supporters, the grand event drew more than 1,100 people who gathered to celebrate our 100-year history of educating osteopathic physicians and scientists, advancing research and providing service to our communities.

The gala served as a backdrop for the announcement of a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, which will fund the University's planned state-of-the-art Center for Medical and Surgical Simulation. The new simulation center will provide advanced hands-on training to improve patient safety, create opportunities for collaboration with peer institutions in Kansas City to expand training, and improve patient outcomes in our community.

To learn more about KCU's 100 years of excellence, view our centennial video. See the full list of gala sponsors here.

Oct 17, 2016

KCU Centennial History Book Now Available


“A Century of Triumphs,” the centennial history of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, tells the story of overarching resilience in the face of adversity. Founded in 1916 as one of the five original colleges of osteopathic medicine, KCU overcame a number of obstacles with dignity and innovation, emerging as one of the top producers of highly qualified, compassionate osteopathic physicians in the U.S. today. Learn more and order the book.