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.
Jul 16, 2021