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

Public Health 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.

Medical Student selected for Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute

Tequila Manning was selected to participate in the inaugural Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute. She will participate in a year-long leadership development program.

2015 Nason Award Reception

Follow the link for pictures from the reception honoring this year's Nason Family Award for Excellence in Family Medicine Education, Dr. James Birch. Congratulations on this prestigious and well-deserved distinction, Dr. Birch!

On Oct. 1st, we bid a fond farewell to Tony Wellever, who will be retiring later this month. Thank you, Tony, for your years of dedication and hard work. Follow the link to see pictures from the Farewell Breakfast.

HITSystem Success Allows Expansion of Scope and Goals

Dr. Sarah Finnochario-Kessler works to end the spread of HIV/AIDS in Subsaharan Africa

Resident Graduation 2015

Take a look at photos from the class of 2015's graduation ceremony!