Mission & Vision

  • Improving the Well-Being of the Communities We Serve

    Mission Statement

    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is a community of professionals committed to excellence in the education of highly qualified students in osteopathic medicine, the biosciences, bioethics and the health professions. Through lifelong learning, research and service, KCUMB challenges faculty, staff, students and alumni to improve the well-being of the diverse community it serves.

    Vision 

    • Become the most student-focused medical university in the nation
    • Build the best University team
    • Create the greatest workplace in the region

    Core Values

    Integrity | Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalism
    Compassion | Caring for students, patients, colleagues and all humanity
    Excellence | Achieving quality in all that we do
    Collaboration | Working with others to achieve mutual goals
    Intellectual Curiosity | Pursuing personal and professional growth
    Innovation| Embracing new practices to improve outcomes
    Heritage | Honoring the legacy of our past
      

    College of Osteopathic Medicine - Mission

    The College of Osteopathic Medicine prepares students to become highly competent, caring and compassionate osteopathic physicians who demonstrate the highest level of professionalism, ethics and sensitivity to the diverse personal and cultural contexts in which care is delivered. We are committed to the service of humanity and the advancement of knowledge through a collaborative environment that provides distinctive osteopathic clinical training and fosters excellence in education, research and scholarly activity, and lifelong learning.

    College of Osteopathic Medicine - Vision

    The College of Osteopathic Medicine is recognized as a leader in osteopathic medical education and health care by exceeding standards of academic and clinical achievement.

    College of Biosciences - Mission

    The College of Biosciences prepares students for advanced academic and/or career opportunities in the health care and life sciences professions. The college has multiple master’s degree tracks in both biomedical sciences and bioethics. The graduate programs provide intellectual development and scholarly maturation, training graduates who have career options that include teaching, research, and/or service in the health care and life sciences. The graduate programs also provide an academic foundation for students who wish to seek a doctoral degree (D.O., D.D.S., Ph.D., etc.) in health care/life sciences/bioethics.

    College of Biosciences – Vision

    To offer academic programs that are recognized for their premier ranking, both regionally and nationally. 

    Current master’s degree programs will prepare graduates for one or more of the following paths/activities:
    • Assisting in NIH-funded research.
    • Enrolling in Ph.D. programs in biomedical and life sciences and/or bioethics.
    • Serving as bioethicists in a variety of capacities (hospital bioethics committees, etc.).
    • Enrolling in doctoral programs in the health-care professions (medicine, dentistry, etc.).

    College of Biosciences – Values

    The College of Biosciences embraces the values inherent in the time-honored tradition of universities. These include a commitment to scholarly activities and original research in both the sciences and humanities. Embedded in these efforts is a focus on creative, critical thinking and clarity in communicating new ideas and knowledge. Another value is the ability to work either independently or collaboratively and to do so in all cases with integrity and professional behavior.