New Students

  • Welcome New Students!

    Congratulations on your acceptance to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences! Each year, the admissions process becomes more competitive, and you should be extremely proud of this significant accomplishment. We're looking forward to having you at KCUMB. But first, here's some important information to help you prepare for your journey.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 877-425-0247 or

  • What to do before coming to KCUMB:

    • Submit Matriculation & Immunization Packets - See Forms tab
    • Submit All Official Transcripts
      (Transcripts sent to AACOMAS for your COM application are not forwarded to our Office of Admissions. You must have official copies sent directly to us from all college/universities attended.)

    Matriculation Information: The following forms are required for matriculation to Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Please complete and submit the forms below as indicated in the email or letter you received regarding matriculation. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at 877-425-0247 or

    Orientation Information: Orientation provides you with invaluable information while giving you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the campus, the community and your classmates. Here's a little of what you can expect leading up to and during your first few weeks at KCUMB. Questions? Contact the Department of Student Affairs at (800) 234-4847 ext. 7215 or

    An introduction to KCUMB, its administration and departments, as well as an overview the opportunities and services available to you as a first-year student.

    Dress: Business attire  dress pants, dress shirt, tie (optional), professional dress or skirt and blouse. No khakis, polos, jeans, shorts, spaghetti straps or strapless, flip flops or sneakers. Flat to modest heels recommended.   

    We Care Community Service Day
    KCUMB kicks off each year by completing several community service projects in the area. First-year students along with KCUMB faculty and staff are assigned nonprofit organizations in the urban core of Kansas City.

    Dress: Casual jeans, shorts and sneakers. We'll provide you with We Care T-shirts.  

    Welcome to Kansas City Outing
    Following We Care Community Service, KCUMB-COM MSI students and their families are invited to Kauffman Stadium to cheer on the Royals as they take on the Minnesota Twins. Your RSVP is requested by Monday, July 14.

    Dress: Casual jeans, shorts and T-shirts.

    White Coating Ceremony
    KCUMB was the first medical school in the Kansas City area to host an annual White Coating Ceremony for the entering class. The White Coating Ceremony is a touching and significant event, symbolizing the beginning of your career as an osteopathic medical student.

    Dress: Formal  dark pants/suit or a dark dress and black dress shoes (no sandals or open-toed shoes). Men please wear a white shirt and tie. 

    Big Brother/Sister (COM)

    When new students first arrive on campus, each osteopathic medical student is assigned a big brother/sister, who is a second-year student. Assignments are made in the spring before students matriculate. The big brother/sister can pass along important tips to each first-year student, not to mention provide them with the encouragement that comes in realizing they can also succeed. Each year during orientation, the University hosts several events on campus geared toward allowing first-year students the opportunity to socialize and develop relationships with their big brothers/sisters.

    Faculty Advisor

    All students are also assigned faculty advisors. Knowing how valuable this type of mentoring relationship can be, the University hosts a faculty advisor luncheon the first day of student orientation. This gives all first-year students the opportunity to build rapport with their advisors before academic challenges begin. Faculty advisors continue to meet regularly throughout the year with their advisees.

    Alumni Networking (COM)

    In addition, all osteopathic medical students have the opportunity to establish mentoring relationships with alumni through the KCUMB alumni networking program. First-year students are invited to share breakfast or attend a reception with area alumni in the fall. Alumni panels and the alumni online mentoring network provide students the opportunity to ask candid questions about how they can be successful in medical school, selecting clerkships, selecting a specialty and becoming a physician.