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Medical school on a mission


At the University of Kansas School of Medicine, future doctors are welcomed into a culture of community, forming bonds with peers and mentors by learning together, not competing separately. Through this support system, students reach common goals of serving their community, unlocking the mysteries of medicine and promoting lifelong wellness.

Top rankings

Providing students with an outstanding medical education remains at the heart of the School of Medicine's mission.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the School of Medicine among the top programs for training primary care physicians.

Three diverse academic environments

The School of Medicine has campuses at three locations in Kansas and has gained a national reputation for educating family, primary-care and rural physicians.

  • At the Kansas City campus, students train at a large academic medical center, which has attracted innovative and accomplished researchers because of a commitment to modern research facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Wichita facilities provide a community-based medical education environment, where students learn through direct patient care inside three partner hospitals as well as in doctors' offices across the state.
  • The Salina program is designed specifically for students with a strong interest in rural medicine to help alleviate the critical shortage of rural physicians in Kansas.

Hands-on learning

Medical students have unique opportunities to learn through community service and research.

  • The JayDoc clinics in Kansas City and Wichita provide medical students the opportunity for direct patient care for uninsured and underinsured populations.
  • Patient-centered curriculum trains students as critical thinkers, using highly effective teaching tools and the latest technology to perfect their clinical and diagnosis skills.
  • An interprofessional teaching clinic in Kansas City allows medical students to work as a team with students of nursing, pharmacy and the law.
Last modified: Apr 17, 2014