Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Avg. Degree Length 4+ years
Founded in 1916 upon a solid foundation of spiritual principles, combined with the most up-to-date techniques and knowledge in the field of osteopathic medicine, the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has more recently expanded to include a separate College of Biosciences (in 2005). As the largest medical school in Missouri, it offers multiple D.O. and M.S. programs as well as a unique dual degree in bioethics. Students here receive a 64 GB iPad as part of their enrollment, and the 20,000-square-foot D’Angelo Library offers access to a vast array of e-journals, research databases, historical collections and scanning technology. And to cement every student’s best chance at success, KCUMB even bucks traditional course structure: instead of the usual semester style, it uses continuum blocks and pairs students as cohorts for the extent of their first two years of study. The latter half of the curriculum then focuses on advanced clinical training, connecting students with local and regional clerkships. But KCUMB also ensures a well-rounded student experience; over twenty on-campus clubs are available, and it reaches out to surrounding community via Score 1 for Health, which provides free health screenings for less-advantaged inner-city schools. Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences—leading the way into a healthier future for America!