Medical Student Program

As the first line in health care, primary care providers have the opportunity to prevent serious diseases and conditions, yet many communities, particularly in rural areas, have no physicians within hundreds of miles. As more family physicians reach retirement age, the need will only increase in future years.

At KU, we are focused on reversing this alarming trend. Our Family Medical Student Education Division is one of the elite programs in the country. Our students continually impress Residency programs across the nation and feel prepared and excited as Match Day approaches. Our graduates leave us equipped with the knowledge, skillset, and confidence necessary to embark on a challenging and rewarding career in primary care. In terms of numbers of students graduated and overall percentage of medical students choosing primary care, KU is consistently in the top 5 in the nation.

We are proud of the success we have achieved thus far and of the sense of community established between students, residents, faculty, and staff.

Last modified: Apr 24, 2014
News Update

MPH Fellowship

If you're interested in getting your Masters of Public Health for free through the department of family medicine, click here for a flyer and brochure with more information.

Solving the Puzzling Mental Illness of Bhutanese Refugees

Dr. Joseph LeMaster employs the practice of yoga to help women affected by physical and emotional stress.

Grant will support research of smoking policies in tribal colleges

A grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will allow Christina Pacheco, JD, to study smoking policies in tribal colleges across the nation.

Philippe returns to Haiti to provide healthcare

Sante Haiti is an organization founded by Family Medicine resident Jonathan Philippe, MD, to provide healthcare to citizens of his native country, Haiti.

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