Alumni Impact

  • Improving the well-being of the communities we serve

    KCU is the second-largest provider of physicians in Missouri and Kansas, with 58 percent of alumni practicing in primary care specialties and 19 percent in rural areas across the nation.

    National 2016National Statistics | Graduate Practice Locations Total: 7,891 
    According to data from the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data (NCAHD): 

    • 41 percent of KCU's College of Osteopathic Medicine alumni practice in a primary care HPSA (Health Professional Shortage Areas).
    • 19 percent practice in Missouri.
    • 58 percent practice in primary care specialty.
    • 19 percent practice in a rural area.
    • 31 percent practice in a medically under-served area/medically under-served population.

    Data Source: NCAHD's Enhanced State Licensure Data (2015); Rural designation is OMB's county/census tract; MUA/MUP and PC HPSA came from HRSA (2/2016)

    Missouri 2016Missouri Statistics | Graduate Practice Locations Total: 1,492 
    According to data from the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data: 

    • KCU-COM is the 2nd-leading provider of physicians for Missouri.
    • 62 percent of all DOs practice a primary care specialty.
    • 27 percent of all MDs practice a primary care specialty.
    • 72 percent of all instate DOs graduated from KCU-COM.
    • 58 percent of all KCU-COM graduates practice a primary care specialty.
    • 47 of all DOs practice in a rural area. 

    Data Source: NCAHD's Enhanced State Licensure Data (2015); Rural designation is OMB's county/census tract; MUA/MUP and PC HPSA came from HRSA (2/2016)

    Missouri 2014Kansas Statistics | Graduates of Kansas Medical Schools
    According to data from the National Center for the Analysis of Healthcare Data:

    • KCU-COM is the 2nd-leading provider of physicians for Kansas.
    • 59 percent of all DOs practice a primary care specialty.
    • 43 percent of all MDs practice a primary care specialty.
    • 79 percent of all in-state DOs graduated from KCU-COM.
    • 64 percent of all KCU-COM alumni practice a primary care specialty.
    • 32 percent of all DOs practice in a rural area.

    Data Source: NCAHD's Enhanced State Licensure Data (2015); Rural designation is OMB's county/census track; HRSA's Medically Underserved (2/2016)