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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 what practicing rewarding, high quality health care in rural Kansas is like by fostering educational experiences in rural settings.

  • 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.

Photos by Michael Kennedy, M.D.

Last modified: Jul 16, 2021
Contact Us

Jennifer McKenney
Jennifer McKenney
Associate Dean for Rural Health Education

Richard Fox
Richard Fox, D.O.
Assistant Dean for Rural Health Education

Neesa Montoya, Administrator
Neesa Butler
Program Manager

Courtney Darrah
Courtney Darrah
Administrative Assistant

FAX: 913-588-5259
3022 Murphy
Mail Stop 2001
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160