|Degrees Offered / Length of Time: ||NBOME/COMLEX I & II required for graduation.
D.O. Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine - 4 yrs.|
|Combined Degrees Offered / Length of Time: ||DO/MBA - 4 years, including summer semester courses.|
|Grading System: ||A = 4.00; A- = 3.67' B+ = 3.33; B = 3.00; B- = 2.67; C+ = 2.33
C = 2.00; F = 0.00; S = Satisfactory; U = Unsatisfactory;
H = Honors
Didactic courses (years 1&2)are scored using all grades except "H". However, didactic electives are graded only as Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory.
Clinical clerkship experiences (years 3&4) are graded only as Satisfactory, Unsatisfactory or with Honors.|
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences is both the largest medical school in the state of Missouri and the oldest in Kansas City, Missouri. Affordable and friendly, Kansas City’s metropolitan area encompasses counties in both Kansas and Missouri. The University’s core values, leadership, humility, faith and positivity, integrity, compassion and service. These core values, coupled with exemplary basic sciences and clinical training, are at the heart of the KCUMB educational process from a student's first day on campus to the end of postdoctoral training and beyond. In 2006, 51 percent of the entering class was female, and the average age was 24. The age range of the class was 20-48 with a class size of 250. During their years at KCUMB, the University helps its students build on that foundation by offering a progressive and innovative 21st-century curriculum that emphasizes early clinical experience and an integrated, patient-centered approach to medicine. An outstanding faculty who keep students' interests uppermost and state-of-the-art facilities provide unparalleled educational opportunities. High standards and educational excellence make KCUMB an award-winning academic institution, but it is the human dimension that makes KCUMB such a meaningful and special place.
KCUMB puts the patient at the center of the learning process with an innovative new curriculum launched in 2000. This curriculum eliminates the artificial separation of the basic and clinical sciences, integrating all essential concepts and information into a seamless continuum of clinical presentations. The foundations of anatomy, biochemistry, epidemiology, genetics, immunology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and the clinical disciplines of internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, surgery, Ob/Gyn and psychiatry are incorporated into clinical presentations. Topics such as health-care policy, medical informatics, and health and wellness are integrated into the curricular structure.
The case-based, patient-centered curriculum prepares students to begin analyzing and integrating medical information in a format used by medical practitioners. This approach integrates the basic and clinical sciences from the first day of medical school rather than the traditional postponing of meaningful clinical interaction and decision-making until the third year of medical school.
A variety of teaching and learning methods are used in the first two years. These methods include classroom lectures, laboratory exercises, small-group discussions, computer-assisted instruction, specialized workshops, the use of standardized patients and other simulated clinical activities.