Deciding to Become a DO

The path to medical school can take you in directions you never imagined. Some medical students take a straight path and some experience curves along the way. Wherever your journey points, consider Kansas City University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) your destination.

First-year student doctor D’Angeleau Newsome was accepted to KCU-COM after he graduated from KCU College of Biosciences. He shares insights into his path and is an inspiration to future med students. Learn more about D’Angeleau’s journey here:

Established more than 100 years ago, KCU is the sixth largest medical school in the country with two campuses located in Kansas City and Joplin, Mo. KCU-COM graduates earn a doctoral degree in osteopathic medicine (DO) and go on to achieve successful careers in all specialties at leading hospitals and practices across the country. Our College of Biosciences is also a starting point for many future medical students or scientists.

For more information, contact one of our admissions counselors at or learn more about becoming a DO at Then, when the AACOMAS application opens in May, make sure to select KCU as one of your programs of choice.