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Why consider the KU School of Medicine when selecting an academic medical program?

  • A dedication to the school's primary mission of education, research, clinical care and outreach.
  • A leader in addressing the national shortage of primary-care doctors, especially in rural areas and for underserved populations.
  • An award-winning, top-ranked medical school for doctors destined for family medicine.
  • An emerging pacesetter in biomedical research, rising quickly with exponential growth in national competitive grants.
  • A commitment to resources needed to succeed, including the addition of nearly 250 faculty members and crucial investments in technology.
  • A philosophy and practice of attracting, training and celebrating a diverse student body.
  • Established partnerships with hospitals and clinics throughout the region that support students' hands-on experience in diagnosis and clinical care.

Degree Programs

These programs are available through the KU School of Medicine:

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) program
The four-year curriculum of courses, clerkships and electives leads to the degree of Doctor of Medicine.

If you're interested in public health, community medicine, occupational medicine or health care administration, consider the combined Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health (M.D./MPH). You'll be prepared for a career that values both medical expertise and public outreach in the public or private sector.

Eager to merge your passions for both medicine and research? Consider the combined M.D./Ph.D. program. Upon graduation, you'll have the credentials for a career in academic medicine and biomedical research at a major academic medical center. Opportunities also exist in governmental agencies or private research facilities.

Administrative skills pair well with medical knowledge, especially as health care becomes more complex and competitive. A degree that combines a Master of Health Services Administration with a Doctor of Medicine (M.D./MHSA) serves you well in a career as a physician or health care executive.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGPBS)
Interested in becoming a biomedical researcher? The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS) offers graduate students opportunities to study and conduct research in:

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Physiology
  • Neuroscience
KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
School of Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160