KCU-Kansas City Osteopathic Medicine Orientation 2018

Mon., July 16 – Sat., July 28

Dear KCU-COM Kansas City Class of 2022,

Congratulations on your decision to attend KCU-COM! We are excited to welcome you to campus for your orientation activities beginning Monday, July 16. Orientation, Med School 101, and the White Coating Ceremony will make for two very busy weeks leading up to your first day of class on Monday, July 30. We encourage you to review a tentative schedule and additional information below.

Orientation

KCU's Office of Student Affairs has designed orientation to help acclimate you to campus, introduce you to your new classmates and your faculty, and prepare you for a well-rounded and successful experience in medical school. Your attendance at all orientation activities is required unless otherwise noted. A personalized information packet will be available for you upon your arrival, and programming will begin promptly at 8 a.m. Any student who is not present by 8 a.m. Monday will risk losing his or her seat in the Class of 2022. Business attire is recommended.

WE CARE Community Service Day

On KCU's annual WE CARE Community Service Day, you will come together with your classmates, faculty and staff to complete community service projects in the area surrounding the University's campus. The experience of serving the community alongside your new classmates and KCU faculty promises to be a rewarding one. Casual and breathable clothing that can get dirty is recommended, as well as closed-toe shoes. A T-shirt will be provided to you. Community service will conclude by 1:00 p.m., and optional activities and workshops will be offered throughout the afternoon. 

Med School 101

Med School 101 is an active learning experience that is a new component of the University's pre-curricular activities. You will work with faculty members to explore the structure and purpose of KCU's curriculum. The program will equip you with the strategies you will need for academic success in medical school. Students are required to participate in all components of Med School 101. 

White Coating Ceremony

The White Coating Ceremony is a very touching and significant event that symbolizes the beginning of your career as a medical student. Your ceremony is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28, with a required rehearsal the afternoon of Friday, July 27. Both the ceremony and rehearsal will take place at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 1601 Broadway Blvd. in Kansas City, Missouri. You will have the opportunity to invite guests to witness this special event. Advance reservation of tickets is not necessary. View additional information from the Office of University Events. 

Watch the ceremony.

Should you have any questions about orientation activities, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 816-654-7215. We look forward to seeing you on July 16.

White Coating Ceremony

The White Coating ceremony is a touching and significant event, symbolizing the beginning of your career as a medical student. You will have the opportunity to invite guests to witness this special event. Rehearsal for the ceremony is required. Dress is formal.

White Coating Details | White Coating Memo

Questions?

Watching the 2018 White Coating Ceremony

White Coating Ceremony

The White Coating ceremony is a touching and significant event, symbolizing the beginning of your career as a medical student. You will have the opportunity to invite guests to witness this special event. Rehearsal for the ceremony is required. Dress is formal.

White Coating Details | White Coating Memo

Questions?

Watching the 2018 White Coating Ceremony

Community Service Day

The experience of serving the community in the area surrounding KCU’s campus alongside your new classmates, faculty and staff promises to be extremely rewarding. Casual and breathable clothing that can get dirty is recommended, as well as closed-toe shoes. A T-shirt will be provided to you. Optional activities and workshops will be offered that afternoon.

Questions?

Community Service Day

The experience of serving the community in the area surrounding KCU’s campus alongside your new classmates, faculty and staff promises to be extremely rewarding. Casual and breathable clothing that can get dirty is recommended, as well as closed-toe shoes. A T-shirt will be provided to you. Optional activities and workshops will be offered that afternoon.

Questions?