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An exciting new model for medical education

The University of Kansas School of Medicine campus in Salina was created to address the critical shortage of physicians in Kansas. This innovative medical education program is aimed at students with a strong desire to practice in rural areas.

With eight students admitted each year, the Salina campus is the smallest four-year medical education site in the country. University leaders believe it can serve as a model for the nation.

The educational environment in Salina is as high-tech as it it is intimate. Students learn with their peers on the Kansas City and Wichita campuses via interactive video and podcasts. Other training takes place in the offices of rural physicians and at the Salina Regional Health Center, which is adjacent to the school's Braddick Building. 

Match Day 2015

March 20th, 2015.  The inaugural class of students at the KU School of Medicine - Salina campus gathered with family, faculty, staff, & classmates at the Salina Art Center for Match Day.  At 11 A.M., Lucy Kollhoff said a few words before presenting the class with envelopes that held their match results inside.  Once opened, the students celebrated with their loved ones and then placed their match on the 2015 Match Day board.

Dean William Cathcart-Rake congratulated them and encouraged them to come back and visit everyone at the Salina campus.  The morning wrapped up with a brunch and celebration.  It was a monumental day for these students and the Salina campus.  

Last modified: May 04, 2015
Salina in the News

New family doctors in short supply | CBS News

Medical schools work to end doctor shortage in rural America | Fox News

More medical schools boost primary care doctors through small-town campuses| AAMC Reporter

Small-town doctors made in a small Kansas town | New York Times