University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) Overview

The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) is split into several different entities.  Postdoctoral scholar positions will mostly fall under KUMC and the State of Kansas.  The University of Kansas Hospital is a separate entity, which pays those that work in the hospital.  KU Physicians Inc., referred to as KUPI is another unit.  KUPI employs those that work in the clinical setting (clerical staff, technicians, physicians).  

The University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc. (RI) is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established to promote and support medical research and faculty invention disclosures.  The Research Institute administers federally-funded and privately-funded research projects and Clinical Trials within KUMC with a major objective of enhancing the research capability of the faculty for the benefit of the public.KUMC consists of three different schools including Allied Health, Medicine and Nursing, and graduate programs associated with each of the schools.  "Allied health" refers to a diverse collection of the health science fields including rehabilitation therapies, laboratory science, health information management, dietetics and many others. 

The School of Medicine is proud of its rich legacy as Kansas' only medical school and its international reputation as a leader in biomedical research. Every day, medical students learn basic and clinical sciences from those on the cutting edge of discovery.  Other degrees offered by the school include a Masters in Public Health, a Masters in Health Policy Management, and a MD/PhD degree. Basic science programs also called Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGPBS) offer graduate degrees in the following programs: microbiology, molecular genetics and immunology; anatomy and cell biology; biochemistry and molecular biology; neuroscience, pharmacology, toxicology, and therapeutics; pathology laboratory medicine; and molecular and integrative physiology.  The School has 10 basic science departments, 18 clinical departments, and 14 centers. The School of Nursing offers baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees as well as a clinical doctorate (DNP). 

In addition, the School of Nursing offers statewide continuing education programs.  The Graduate Medical Education (GME) in the School of Medicine prepares physicians for practice in a medical specialty. The single most important responsibility of the GME Office is to provide residents and fellows in programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with organized educational support, guidance, and supervision in order to ensure their professional and personal growth while also ensuring safe and appropriate patient care. The quality of the GME Office is directly related to the quality of patient care.  The GME Office, oversees 22 residency programs and 17 fellowship programs accredited by the ACGME

KU Medical Center Continuing Education is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Clinical and scientific conferences and symposia cover the latest advances in research, diagnosis and treatments in many clinical areas.

Last modified: Mar 27, 2014
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