KCU-COM celebrates student doctors with dual white coat ceremonies
The white coating ceremony is an important rite of passage for KCU medical students. When faculty place white coats on students, they are sending them on a path to maintain the code of ethics and responsibility that come with being an osteopathic physician.
Inside KCU - July 2022
Dear KCU Community, I want to welcome new and returning students to our campuses as we begin this new academic year! With orientation activities in full swing this week for our College of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2026, it’s been great to see students back in Joplin and Kansas City.
Dr. Linda C. Niessen Named Among Most Influential People in Dentistry
Incisal Edge dental lifestyle magazine has named Linda C. Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP, Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine dean and vice provost for oral health affairs, among its 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry for 2022.
Bill Patterson Joins KCU as Executive Director University Relations
Kansas City University has named Bill Patterson as the university’s executive director of university relations.
Kenneth Heiles, DO, Named Campus Dean for KCU-Joplin College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City University announces the appointment of Kenneth Heiles, DO, as campus dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine – Joplin.
Inside KCU - June 2022
At KCU, we are proud of the many ways our campus communities embrace inclusion. A new and recent effort to expand the reach of our physician training curriculum includes the often-ignored topics such as caring for LGBTQIA+ patients, patients with HIV or substance use disorders and poverty which lead to poor access of care. KCU graduates will be uniquely prepared to improve the well-being of the communities we serve.
KCU teaches future health professionals to thrive rather than merely survive
Learning by listening to lived experience
Redlining. Stigma. Systemic racism. How do these three terms relate to becoming a physician? For Benjamin Grin, MD, assistant professor of Primary Care, knowing the definition of those terms and how they impact the underserved can make all the difference; for the health of patients and for the skills of future doctors.