KCU celebrates pinning of COB classes of 2024 and 2025

By Haley Reardon Aug 21, 2023

Kansas City University (KCU) celebrated students entering the College of Biosciences (COB) with a pinning ceremony August 12, 2023.

Two KCU students appointed to SNMA Board of Directors

By Haley Reardon Aug 9, 2023

Two Kansas City University (KCU) fourth-year student doctors have been appointed to the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Board of Directors.

Empowering students in medicine: The William Edelman, DO (COM '49), Impact Scholarship

By Kris Nichols Jul 24, 2023

In the world of medicine, diversity is not just a buzzword — it's an essential component of a health care system that caters to the needs of all individuals, regardless of their background. Understanding this necessity, the William Edelman, DO (COM '49), Impact Scholarship is committed to promoting diversity in the medical field.

KCU welcomes first-year students with white coating ceremonies

By Haley Reardon Jul 24, 2023

“Class of 2027, there is great meaning resting in the white coat you now hold. The white coat is a universal symbol of integrity, selflessness, compassion, honesty and dedication to service—the principals on which our osteopathic profession was founded.” Josh Cox, DO, KCU executive dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and vice provost for medical affairs, spoke these words during white coating ceremonies that took place July 15 for COM students attending KCU’s Joplin campus and July 17 for those attending the Kansas City campus.

KCU's Student-Run Clinic serves Kansas City's houseless community with foot clinic

By Elizabeth Alex Jul 13, 2023

As medical students, members of KCU’s Student-Run Clinic know that feet can be a window into a patient’s overall health. In an effort to improve the health and wellness of Kansas City’s underserved and unhoused community, the Student-Run Clinic designed and implemented a unique experience in foot health called FreshStep.

Mother of five takes on medical school

By Felicia Vaught May 10, 2023

In the 1984 novel, “Other Women,” American author Lisa Alther wrote, “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” While many moms would agree with Alther’s statement, how about juggling the demands of raising five children while attending medical school? One particular Kansas City University (KCU) student is doing just that!

Student Doctor honored with the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant

By Haley Reardon May 9, 2023

Student Doctor Hannah Caplan has always been a helper. As a young girl, she spent summers and weekends baby-sitting and volunteering in her community. The Kansas City native knew at an early age that she wanted a career in health care. 

Recent KCU graduates celebrate couples match

By Felicia Vaught May 7, 2023

With the excitement of commencement still in the air, two new graduates from Kansas City University (KCU) Farber-McIntire Joplin Campus are now celebrating a successful couples match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

KCU medical student matches while facing struggle of infant son’s CDH diagnosis

By Felicia Vaught May 1, 2023

Medical students are expected to learn about a wide range of diseases and treatments through textbooks, lectures and hands-on simulated experiences; however, it is tragically unexpected to learn about a disease in the classroom that would ultimately impact your own child.

Giving medical education a JUMP-Start

By Breton Silvis Apr 26, 2023

For many individuals, pursuing a career in medicine is a life-long dream that begins in childhood. To fulfill it requires the building blocks of tenacity, dedication, time and knowledge – a combination that is most often regarded as challenging but achievable. Yet, despite having these blocks in abundance, many would-be doctors are still not able to realize their dreams because they don’t have access to a component largely overlooked – a foundation of opportunity.

KCU's Clinical Psychology Program achieves 100 percent match rate

By Felicia Vaught Apr 26, 2023

For the third consecutive year, all of Kansas City University’s Clinical Psychology (PsyD) students matched into internships during the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) match.

First-year KCU medical student receives 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award

By Elizabeth Alex Apr 26, 2023

As a first-year medical student who has not completed a full year of coursework, there is no doubt that Student Doctor Joseph Williams is committed to making an impact on his peers, the University and public health. Williams was recently honored by the Physicians Professional Advisory Committee of the U.S. Public Health Service with the 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award.