Students

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.

KCU Global Health combines clinical skills and compassion

By Elizabeth Alex Apr 19, 2023

When KCU student doctors entered a makeshift clinic in the aldeas of Guatemala, they were greeted with a standing ovation. In this community comprised of all ages from newborn babies to elderly abuelas, access to medical care is something to applaud.

KCU’s 2023 Research Symposium wraps up with several student award winners

By Haley Reardon Apr 18, 2023

The four-day event offered students a platform to showcase their research endeavors and distinguish themselves with a more competitive edge when it comes to residency placement.

KCU-CDM hosts Second Look Day for incoming students

By Haley Reardon Mar 29, 2023

Joyful! That’s the word KCU College of Dental Medicine (CDM) Founding Dean Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, used to describe the energy on campus during Second Look Day held Friday, March 24. 

Student Doctor Millie Shah wins Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant

By Haley Reardon Mar 28, 2023

Millie Shah, a second-year student attending KCU’s Joplin campus, received the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement and leadership among her peers.

KCU medical students earn residency placements in Primary Care and other critical specialties on record match

Mar 24, 2023

Kansas City University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine medical students are once again leading the region in primary care, with 218 student doctors placing in specialties including internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine during the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) Match Day 2023.

KCU student doctor honored with COVID-19 Hero Award

By Haley Reardon Mar 9, 2023

A native of Byblos, Lebanon, first-year Student Doctor Jad Imad has vivid memories of brutal terrorist attacks and wars. Living through war, witnessing the suffering around him and seeing the impact that rescue workers had on the people of Lebanon inspired his decision at a young age to study medicine.

Turkish KCU student reflects on earthquake disaster

By Haley Reardon Mar 1, 2023

When a devastating earthquake struck parts of Turkey and Syria in February, third-year Student Doctor Elif Diricanli wanted, no, needed to help. But how?