What our students learn and experience on their way to an M.D. at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita is critical for the health and well-being of this community and our state. And you.
Why? Because we educate and train the people whose lives are dedicated to caring for and healing people in every part of our state.
Our work in Wichita began in 1971, and in 1973, we opened the doors to our first students. In 2011, the KU School of Medicine-Wichita expanded to a full, four-year campus, welcoming its first class of first-year medical students.
For nearly five decades, some 2,165 students from around the world have used Wichita as the launching pad for a career of service and proudly earned the honor of adding "M.D." to their names.
We've helped put Wichita on the medical map.
Though our campus may be a well-kept secret for the people who live here, U.S. health care industry insiders know us well.
KU School of Medicine-Wichita is No. 1 in the nation in percentage of graduates who go to rural areas.
We rank second in the percentage of graduates who go to Health Personnel Shortage Areas, and sixth in producing primary care physicians.
And, if you've been to a hospital or clinic in Kansas, there's a good chance you've been doctored by one of our alumni. Seventy-two of Kansas' 105 counties are home to KU School of Medicine-Wichita graduates. In Sedgwick County, more than half the practicing physicians are graduates of the KU School of Medicine-Wichita or our residency programs.
Wherever you are in Wichita, the KU School of Medicine is there, too.
At our 14 clinics, we offer a wide range of highly focused settings, including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, gastroenterology and endocrinology.
To doctor under-served populations, KU School of Medicine-Wichita operates the JayDoc Community Clinic in partnership with the Guadalupe Clinic of the Diocese of Wichita. Staffed by volunteer medical students, pharmacy students, and resident doctors under faculty supervision, JayDoc saw nearly 500 patients last year.
How has a KU doctor impacted your life?
We know our students, residents, faculty and graduates are making a difference in Wichita and beyond every day, but we want to hear from you.
To learn more, go to wichita.kumc.edu.