KCUMB-COMEC (Residency Partners)

  • The Osteopathic Post-doctoral Training Institution (OPTI) at KCUMB is known as the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine Educational Consortium (KCUMB-COMEC). KCUMB's OPTI is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association.
    COMECIt is a consortium formed through affiliation between KCUMB and freestanding hospitals and health-care institutions providing medical education to osteopathic medical students, interns and residents.

    Affiliation with KCUMB-COMEC is renewed through participation agreements executed between each hospital or health-care institution and KCUMB.

     

    About COMEC

    Learn more about the mission and purpose of KCUMB-COMEC, as well as information about the OPTI board members.

    Participating Members

    Freestanding hospitals and health-care institutions providing medical education to osteopathic medical students, interns and residents are invited to join the Educational Consortium as participating members.

    Associate Members 

    Health-care institutions, hospitals or other clinical facilities ineligible to apply as participating members are invited to apply to become associate members. Associate members are expected to represent their hospital/institution by participating on the Board of Directors, the Academic Steering Committee and various other committees.

    Affiliate Members

    Health-care institutions, hospitals or other clinical facilities ineligible to apply to become participating or associate members are invited to apply to become affiliate members. Affiliated members are invited to participate in OPTI-related functions, encouraged to provide educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, and are included in the communications network of the OPTI.

    Member Resources

    Physicians must continually focus on professional development and furthering their understanding the scientific advances in medicine. A primary goal of KCUMB-COMEC is to promote and support the scholarly efforts of our member organizations.

    Submit Comments

    If you are an intern or resident at a program associated with KCUMB-COMEC and would like to initiate a dialogue with the Educational Consortium's administration, please use this form to send any suggestions, questions, solutions, concerns or success stories.

    Contact Us

    Elizabeth McClain, Ph.D., Ed.S., M.P.H.
    Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
    Assistant Dean of Clinical Education
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    1750 Independence Ave.
    Kansas City, MO 64106
    Phone: 816-654-7305
    Email: emcclain@kcumb.edu
     
    John Dougherty, D.O., FACOFP, FAOASM, FAODME
    Professor of Family and Community Medicine
    Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    1750 Independence Ave.
    Kansas City, MO 64106
    Phone: 816-654-7302
    Email: jdougherty@kcumb.edu