At the University of Kansas School of Medicine, future doctors are welcomed into a culture of community, forming bonds with peers and mentors by learning together, not competing separately. Through this support system, students reach common goals of serving their community, and excelling in the knowledge of medicine and delivery of health care.

Each student is introduced to an interdisciplinary, patient-centered curriculum model, incorporating a strong clinical foundation into the basic sciences and facilitating the development of exceptional critical thinkers who can analyze problems, formulate effective plans of action, and provide optimal clinical care.

Top rankings

Providing students with an outstanding medical education remains at the heart of the School of Medicine's mission.

  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the School of Medicine among the top programs for training primary care physicians.

Three diverse academic environments

The School of Medicine has campuses at three locations in Kansas and has gained a national reputation for educating family, primary-care and rural physicians.

  • At the Kansas City campus, students train at a large academic medical center, which has attracted innovative and accomplished researchers because of a commitment to modern research facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.  Students may also elect to train in community-based and rural settings from this campus.
  • Wichita facilities provide a community-based medical education environment, in which students learn through direct patient care inside three partner hospitals as well as in physician offices across the state.  Students may also elect to train in community-based and rural settings.
  • The Salina program is designed for students with a strong interest in rural medicine, as well as for any student wishing to work with a small group of peers on a rural regional campus with opportunities for early clinical experiences and for frequent interactions with the local clinical faculty.

On the left you will find links for more information about the School of Medicine including administration, programs offered, campuses, and the course catalog for the School of Medicine.