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KCU medical students author resolution to expand treatment for opioid use disorders during pregnancy

By Felicia Vaught May 29, 2024

A Kansas City University (KCU) osteopathic medicine student is making big strides toward fulfilling KCU’s vision and changing health care for good along the way.

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.

KCU celebrates largest graduating class with appearance by preeminent expert in population health

May 17, 2024

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin promotes dream to become the healthiest nation in one generation.

KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate honored with 2024 Excellence in Public Health Award

By Haley Reardon May 13, 2024

Andrew Kochvar had just started his first year of medical school at KCU when COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. Though he was several years away from becoming an osteopathic physician, he knew he had to do something to help. 

From patient to doctor: KCU student who overcame childhood cancer prepares to serve as pediatrician

By Felicia Vaught May 2, 2024

"It's a complete exhaustion that consumes you.” That is how Regan Hill described what he felt while battling cancer as a young child. Today, the medical student sets out to help children with severe health problems – including those in need of cancer care.

Indian Health Service scholarships awarded to three students in KCU's College of Dental Medicine

Apr 17, 2024

It’s been a year of firsts at Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine, which opened in Joplin in 2023, with 80 students in its first class. Three of those students are recipients of the Indian Health Service’s Health Professions scholarship. 

A big-league opportunity: KCU medical student serves at the Kansas City Royals Dominican Academy

By Haley Reardon Mar 25, 2024

When second-year student Leah Wu envisioned what medical school would be like, she never imagined that one day it would offer the opportunity to treat potential Major League Baseball players.

KCU medical students celebrate Match Day 2024

By Felicia Vaught Mar 22, 2024

As of March 21st, over 99 percent of KCU-COM students have secured post graduate placement, with over 50 percent placing in primary care residencies.

Kansas City University medical students celebrate Match Day

By KSNF Mar 19, 2024

KCU joined universities across the nation in hosting a Match Day celebration for fourth-year medical students.

AMP-UP: New program accelerates path for students seeking medical, dental degrees

Mar 7, 2024

Students admitted to a new accelerated med school and dental school program announced by Pittsburg State University and Kansas City University will save money and time on their path to becoming health care professionals, getting them into the field of medicine more quickly at a time when physicians and dentists are in demand in rural areas like Southeast Kansas and Southwest Missouri.

Trip of a lifetime: KCU alum intends to travel to Kenya annually, establishing a fund for future medical students

Mar 1, 2024

Megan Ottomeyer, DO, a neonatologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, did not go into medical school at KCU thinking she’d end up working with the tiniest of patients. Instead, she thought she’d end up in emergency medicine, hematology-oncology, or one of many different pediatric specialties. It wasn’t until she joined KCU’s Global Health Track program on a trip to Kenya that she changed her career trajectory—and her life.

KCU students serve Kansas City’s houseless community

Feb 26, 2024

On a frigid Saturday morning, equipped with a collapsible bucket for water, an array of ointments and bandages and new pairs of shoes and socks, KCU Student-Run Clinic volunteers hosted their second FreshStep clinic within a year for people experiencing homelessness in Kansas City.