Fast Facts

KU School of Medicine–Wichita (KUSM–W)



  • Founded in 1971
  • First medical students admitted in 1973
  • Expanded to include all four years of medical school in 2011

Main campus location

  • 1010 N. Kansas
    Wichita, KS

Clinic locations

  • KU Wichita Center for Health Care
    8533 E. 32nd St. N.
    • Endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Adult Medicine
    • Center for Breast Cancer Survivorship
  • KU Wichita Internal Medicine Midtown
    1001 N. Minneapolis
  • KU Wichita Center for Internal Medicine
    1125 N. Topeka
  • KU Wichita General Pediatrics
    620 N. Carriage Parkway
  • KU Wichita Subspecialty Pediatrics
    3234 E. Murdock
  • KU Wichita Psychiatry
    1001 N. Minneapolis
  • KU Wichita Psychology
    7829 E. Rockhill

Enrollment (July 2014)

Medical Students: 196
     • Year 1: 28
     • Year 2: 32
     • Year 3: 71
     • Year 4: 65

Residents: 287


Total full-time employment: 189
     • Full-time staff: 112
     • Full-time faculty: 74

Total part-time employment: 202
     • Part-time and temporary staff: 127
     • Part-time faculty: 75

Total volunteer faculty: 1012

Providing doctors for Kansas

Of our graduates, 49 percent are likely to practice in Kansas. This is above the national average. When they complete their residency within Kansas, 65 percent of them are likely to remain and practice in the state.

Economic impact on the Wichita community

The medical school makes a $47 million contribution to the Wichita economy, as calculated by the WSU Center for Economic Development and Business Research and reported in a March 2010 report titled "Economic Impact of the University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita." This calculation was done before the school expanded to a four-year program.

Community-based medicine

KUSM-W is unique in its community-based approach. In contrast with the typical medical school model that is tied to a single university hospital, we partner with health care facilities across the state to provide clinical education for our students and residents.

Our hospital affiliations for resident education are with Wesley Medical Center, Via Christi Health, and the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center. Rural training is provided by physicians throughout Kansas.

Along with our employed faculty, more than 900 volunteer faculty members provide eduation and training for students.


Last modified: Oct 15, 2014

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