College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City, Mo.
Who We Are
Founded in 1916, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences' College
of Osteopathic Medicine is a leader in osteopathic medical education, with
a learning environment that emphasizes both academic excellence and the
education of caring, compassionate physicians, who place their patients' needs
above all else.
KCUMB is …
… the largest medical school in Missouri and the 12th-largest in the United States
… one of the country's five original colleges of osteopathic medicine
… the only private medical school in the country to reduce tuition for 2013-2014
… the second-greatest provider of physicians for Missouri and Kansas
… committed to "improving the well-being of the communities we serve."
… represented by 37 states, 157 colleges/universities and eight countries
In 2013, KCUMB provided all incoming first-year
students with an iPad, which is included in the cost of
tuition. Learn more at
What Sets KCUMB Apart
• A well-established school with a reputation for excellence in osteopathic
medical education and the flexibility to adapt to the changing health-care
• Abundant opportunities to gain early clinical experiences, including by
providing health screenings to elementary-age children through KCUMB's
Score 1 for Health program
• Graduates who are highly sought after for residencies and internships
• Optional dual-degree programs that offer the opportunity to enhance your
understanding of business or bioethics
Osteopathic medical students at KCUMB learn through a patient-centered,
clinical presentation-based curriculum that incorporates clinical training
early in students' first year on campus. KCUMB
traditionally ranks near the top of the 30 colleges
of osteopathic medicine in terms of students'
performance on board examinations.
Current COM student profile:
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KCUMB is one of only three two-time recipients
of the John Templeton Spirituality in Medicine
Award, which honors those medical schools that
integrate spirituality into their curriculum.
Learn more about our innovative curriculum
at F www.kcumb.edu/DOcurriculum.