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    Why KCUMB?

    For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. Approximately, 1,100 students attend KCUMB's two colleges, the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Biosciences, on the University's campus near downtown Kansas City, Mo.

    At KCUMB, we:

    • Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas
    • Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 72 percent of our more than 7,700 practicing alumni in primary care specialties
    • Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 33 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwide
    • Rank as the largest medical school in Missouri and the 14th largest in the United States
    • Stand as one of the five original colleges of osteopathic medicine

    KCUMB Ranks High in National Board Scores

    • KCUMB ranks near the top of all colleges of osteopathic medicine in terms of students' performance on national board examinations.
    • In 2011-2012, KCUMB's first-time pass rates were the highest in the nation.

    KCUMB is Committed to the Community

    • KCUMB is committed to improving the health and well-being of its surrounding community.
    • KCUMB students and faculty participate in medical mission trips that provide much-needed health care to indigent and isolated people in remote areas around the world.
    • KCUMB's Score 1 for Health program provides free, in-school health screenings, preventative health education and health-care mentors to more than 13,000 of Kansas City's neediest children annually.