The University of Kansas Medical Center
Excellence in Education
KU Medical Center strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. We operate three schools: The School of Medicine, with campuses in Kansas City, Wichita and Salina, The School of Nursing, and The School of Health Professions.
Excellence in Research
Our dedicated researchers, students, physicians and faculty strive every day to advance the science of saving lives in an environment that encourages discovery and collaboration. Many of our centers and institutes are nationally recognized.
- The university's No. 1 research priority, National Cancer Institute designation, was achieved in 2012, and planning for the next step, NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center designation, is underway.
- KU Alzheimer's Disease Center is one of an elite group of 29 nationally designated institutions.
- Frontiers: The Heartland Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is one of 62 national CTSA programs.
- KU's Clinical Research Center opened in 2012 in Fairway with early phase cancer trials.
Excellence in Patient Care
The University of Kansas Medical Center is an educational and research institution that includes the School of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Health Professions. It shares its Kansas City campus with The University of Kansas Hospital. At The University of Kansas Hospital, you'll benefit from the unique strengths of the region's premier academic medical center, where compassionate patient care, research and education come together to provide more options and more hope. For the past seven years, The University of Kansas Hospital has ranked on U.S. News and World Report's Best Hospitals lists. Of almost 5,000 hospitals evaluated for 2013-14, nine of our specialties rank among the nation's top 50.
Excellence in Community Engagement
In 1905, the University of Kansas Medical Center was established on the most eastern edge of Kansas facing West to remind us why we go to work: We work for Kansans. That's why we work with communities in every county to enrich the health of Kansans. A few things have changed since 1905. Today's health challenges are increasingly global. To remain steadfast in our dedication to the health of the people of Kansas, we also build partnerships and work to improve health beyond our state's borders.