Mother of five takes on medical school
In the 1984 novel, “Other Women,” American author Lisa Alther wrote, “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” While many moms would agree with Alther’s statement, how about juggling the demands of raising five children while attending medical school? One particular Kansas City University (KCU) student is doing just that!
Student Doctor honored with the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant
Student Doctor Hannah Caplan has always been a helper. As a young girl, she spent summers and weekends baby-sitting and volunteering in her community. The Kansas City native knew at an early age that she wanted a career in health care.
Recent KCU graduates celebrate couples match
With the excitement of commencement still in the air, two new graduates from Kansas City University (KCU) Farber-McIntire Joplin Campus are now celebrating a successful couples match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
KCU medical student matches while facing struggle of infant son’s CDH diagnosis
Medical students are expected to learn about a wide range of diseases and treatments through textbooks, lectures and hands-on simulated experiences; however, it is tragically unexpected to learn about a disease in the classroom that would ultimately impact your own child.
Giving medical education a JUMP-Start
For many individuals, pursuing a career in medicine is a life-long dream that begins in childhood. To fulfill it requires the building blocks of tenacity, dedication, time and knowledge – a combination that is most often regarded as challenging but achievable. Yet, despite having these blocks in abundance, many would-be doctors are still not able to realize their dreams because they don’t have access to a component largely overlooked – a foundation of opportunity.
KCU's Clinical Psychology Program achieves 100 percent match rate
For the third consecutive year, all of Kansas City University’s Clinical Psychology (PsyD) students matched into internships during the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) match.
First-year KCU medical student receives 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award
As a first-year medical student who has not completed a full year of coursework, there is no doubt that Student Doctor Joseph Williams is committed to making an impact on his peers, the University and public health. Williams was recently honored by the Physicians Professional Advisory Committee of the U.S. Public Health Service with the 2023 Excellence in Public Health Award.
KCU Global Health combines clinical skills and compassion
When KCU student doctors entered a makeshift clinic in the aldeas of Guatemala, they were greeted with a standing ovation. In this community comprised of all ages from newborn babies to elderly abuelas, access to medical care is something to applaud.
KCU’s 2023 Research Symposium wraps up with several student award winners
The four-day event offered students a platform to showcase their research endeavors and distinguish themselves with a more competitive edge when it comes to residency placement.
KCU-CDM hosts Second Look Day for incoming students
Joyful! That’s the word KCU College of Dental Medicine (CDM) Founding Dean Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, used to describe the energy on campus during Second Look Day held Friday, March 24.
Student Doctor Millie Shah wins Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant
Millie Shah, a second-year student attending KCU’s Joplin campus, received the American Osteopathic Foundation’s Sterling Welch, DO, Scholars Grant in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement and leadership among her peers.
KCU medical students earn residency placements in Primary Care and other critical specialties on record match
Kansas City University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine medical students are once again leading the region in primary care, with 218 student doctors placing in specialties including internal medicine, pediatrics and family medicine during the National Resident Matching Program’s (NRMP) Match Day 2023.