Medical Education

Delta Dental of Missouri awards $50,000 to KCU to support those in need of dental care

May 28, 2024

The funding is part of Delta Dental of Missouri’s 2024 mission giving initiatives, which included awarding nearly $350,000 in oral health grants to eight organizations to support oral health initiatives, educational programs and charitable causes across the state.

KCU osteopathic medical student extends studies into bioethics

May 22, 2024

Benjamin Pautler, third-year medical student and anatomy fellow, came to KCU energized to embrace his medical school studies after a gap year. However, it was an inspiring speaker during orientation who planted a seed that would add an unexpected and meaningful layer to his medical education by piquing his interest in the study of bioethics.

AACOM sessions held at KCU in conjunction with annual conference

By Haley Reardon Apr 25, 2024

When the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine selected Kansas City as the location for its annual conference, Educating Leaders 2024, it presented an opportunity for KCU to host our osteopathic colleagues, showcasing cutting-edge technology, innovative curriculum and campus and impressive research across all KCU colleges.

KCU holds first hard hat tour for College of Dental Medicine

Oct 6, 2022

Donors received a first look at the new Kansas City University (KCU) College of Dental Medicine located on the Joplin campus during a hard hat tour on October 6, 2022.

Kansas City University signs new early acceptance partnership with MSSU

By Felicia Vaught Sep 15, 2022

Kansas City University (KCU) took another step forward in advancing health care in the Joplin community by continuing a program dedicated to insuring bright minds remain in Joplin to practice medicine and dentistry. 

KCU students study the effects of deep breathing

Aug 3, 2022

In dangerous situations, blood pressure rises and heart rates increase as adrenaline and cortisol flood the bloodstream.

KCU-COM celebrates student doctors with dual white coat ceremonies

Jul 31, 2022

The white coating ceremony is an important rite of passage for KCU medical students. When faculty place white coats on students, they are sending them on a path to maintain the code of ethics and responsibility that come with being an osteopathic physician.

KCU teaches future health professionals to thrive rather than merely survive

Jun 12, 2022
In a world where health professionals struggle with mental exhaustion and burnout, this fall KCU will introduce a new program to help its students and future...

Learning by listening to lived experience

Jun 7, 2022

Redlining. Stigma. Systemic racism. How do these three terms relate to becoming a physician? For Benjamin Grin, MD, assistant professor of Primary Care, knowing the definition of those terms and how they impact the underserved can make all the difference; for the health of patients and for the skills of future doctors.

Inaugural Class of KCU Clinical Psychology Students Receive Doctoral Degrees

May 9, 2022
Kansas City University (KCU) celebrated its first 10 students to receive a doctorate of clinical psychology degree during Commencement Exercises May 7, 2022....

Kansas City University Celebrates Commencement for Largest Class in History and Inaugural Class of Clinical Psychologists

May 6, 2022
(Kansas City, Mo. – May 8, 2022) Kansas City University (KCU), the 8th largest medical school in the nation, celebrated commencement ceremonies on its...

An Unlikely Path Brings KCU Graduate to a DO Degree

May 2, 2022
From barely completing high school, to commencement at Kansas City University, Joe Li’s journey to becoming a doctor is a lesson in resilience and...