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Fostering educational experiences in rural settings


The University of Kansas School of Medicine ranks in the top 10 percent for producing graduates who practice in rural areas, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges.


With Kansas and the nation facing a critical shortage of rural physicians, the School of Medicine made a commitment to address this crucial need:

  • In 2007, the Office of Rural Medical Education was established. Our mission is to give students a comprehensive understanding of the opportunity to practice rewarding, high quality health care for rural Kansans, by fostering educational experiences in rural settings for students throughout their curriculum.
  • In 2011, KU opened a campus in Salina for students who want to practice rural medicine. With eight students admitted each year, the Salina campus is the smallest four-year medical school in the country but has a curriculum identical to that of the school's other two campuses in Kansas City, Kan., and Wichita.

• Learn more about Rural Medical Education Opportunities

Photos by Michael Kennedy, M.D.

Last modified: Aug 06, 2015
Contact Us

Michael Kennedy, M.D.
Director
mkennedy@kumc.edu

Debra Lea,
Administrator
dlea@kumc.edu

Hannah Rachford
Senior Coordinator
hrachford@kumc.edu

Phone: 913-588-8221
FAX: 913-588-7235
3010 Murphy
Mail Stop 1049
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160 

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