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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, KCU challenges faculty, staff, students and alumni to improve the well-being of the diverse communities it serves.
Integrity | Demonstrating respect, honesty and professionalismCompassion | Caring for students, patients, colleagues and all humanityExcellence | Achieving quality in all that we doCollaboration | Working with others to recognize diverse perspectives and achieve mutual goalsIntellectual Curiosity | Pursuing personal and professional growthInnovation| Embracing new practices to improve outcomesHeritage | Remain true to our Midwestern values and the guiding principles of osteopathic medicine
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.
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.
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 (DO, DDS, PhD, etc.) in health care/life sciences/bioethics.
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 PhD 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.).
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.
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