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The University of Kansas Medical Center Mission Statement

The University of Kansas Medical Center is an integral and unique component of the University of Kansas and the Kansas Board of Regents system. It is composed of:

  • School of Medicine — Kansas City, Wichita and Salina campuses
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Health Professions

KU Medical Center trains professionals to meet a wide range of health needs in Kansas – from the critical need for primary care and prevention to the urgent need for highly innovative and specialized clinical care. Further, the Medical Center produces medical scientists who are essential for basic and translational research, supplying the state's bioscience and biotech workforce and creating economic development. KU Medical Center serves people throughout the state of Kansas and the region, in rural as well as urban areas. The programs of KU Medical Center are comprehensive and maintain the high scholarship and academic excellence upon which the University's reputation is based. KU Medical Center's mission is to create an environment for:

Education. KU Medical Center educates health care professionals to primarily serve the needs of Kansas as well as the region and the nation. The Medical Center offers high-quality educational experiences to a diverse student population through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs.

Research. KU Medical Center strives to advance the health sciences through internationally recognized research programs in strong basic, clinical, and translational sciences, as well as drug discovery, health services research and public health.

Patient Care. KU Medical Center provides exceptional patient care with a focus on quality care and outcomes through hands-on student training, residency programs, affiliations with hospitals and clinics throughout the state, telemedicine and telehealth consultations, and student- and faculty-operated clinics to care for the underserved and uninsured.

Service. KU Medical Center serves the citizens of Kansas, the region and the nation by developing, implementing and promoting model health care programs, and through numerous charitable, philanthropic and mission-oriented endeavors.

(5-28-89; 12-17-92; 12-17-2010)

Last modified: Jul 26, 2018