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. Participating members are expected to represent their hospital/institution by participating on the Board of Directors, the Academic Steering Committee and various other committees. Participating members as well as their faculty, interns and residents have access to a range of services available on the KCU campus. These services include the use of the anatomy laboratory, the library resources, faculty expertise and educational programming to improve the total educational effort. Additionally, community faculty at participating member sites are eligible for faculty rank and promotion at KCU-COM.

    St. Mary's Medical Center

    As a division of Carondelet Health and a member of Ascension Health, St. Mary's Medical Center is a JCAHO- accredited, 139-bed medical center offering a full array of acute care, outpatient and extended care services.  

    Truman Medical Center - Lakewood

    Truman Medical Center-Lakewood is one of only a few university hospitals in the U.S. dedicated entirely to training family physicians.   

    Via Christi Regional Medical Center

    Via Christi Regional Medical Center, part of Via Christi Health System, is the largest privately owned, not for-profit medical center in the region.

    Northwest Health System

    Learn more about this sports medicine fellowship based at the Northwest Health System in Bentonville, Ark.


    The conditions of membership for participating members in the Educational Consortium are:

    • AOA accreditation of post-doctoral programs
    • Implementation of general OPTI standards, policies and procedures
    • Acknowledgement of OPTI requirements by reviewing and accepting the Educational Consortium’s annual report for submission to the AOA’s Executive Committee on Post-doctoral Training
    • Bylaws which note equivalence of AOA specialty certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties for the purpose of obtaining hospital privileges
    • Notification to the Consortium of any subsequent, substantive program change(s) made accompanied by follow-up notification to the appropriate AOA Specialty College. The Consortium reserves the right to establish additional conditions as determined necessary by the Board of Directors.