University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center School of Medicine Campus
KU School of Medicine has enjoyed a longstanding reputation for training physicians who excel in their knowledge of medicine and delivery of expert health care.
Five years ago, our curriculum was redesigned using an interdisciplinary, patient-centered model, incorporating a strong clinical foundation into the basic sciences and facilitating the development of exceptional critical thinkers who can analyze problems, formulate effective plans of action, and provide optimal clinical care. Active, self-directed learning is encouraged through a variety of teaching tools, including small group discussions, problem-based learning, electronic procedure simulators, virtual microscopy labs, and standardized patients. The different learning styles of adults are further accommodated through tablet computers and podcasting.
As the nation faces a serious shortage of practicing physicians, new medical schools are being developed, and existing medical schools are exploring ways in which they can increase the number of physicians graduated each year. To this end, the School of Medicine has expanded programs in Salina and Wichita.
The core basic science content (years 1 and 2) are identical to that of the Kansas City campus with the benefit of additional opportunities for early patient care experiences that will enhance learning the basic sciences. While curricular requirements for years 3 and 4 will be the same on all three campuses, the Salina campus focus is on delivery of health care in rural and secondary care centers. The Wichita campus focus is on primary-care medicine in community-based hospitals, and the Kansas City campus offers the full range of clinical opportunities available to students studying in an academic, tertiary health-care center. Student resources, support services and enrichment opportunities (e.g., electives, research, and international study) are similar across all three campuses.
Statistics for accepted applicants (2008-2009)
GPA: 3.72
Science GPA: 3.66
Overall MCAT Score: 29.1
MCAT Written Score: P
Statistics for accepted applicants (2011-2012)
GPA: 3.7
Science GPA: 3.7
Overall MCAT Score: 29
MCAT Biological (BS) Score: 10
MCAT Physical (PS) Score: 9
MCAT Verbal (VR) Score: 10
MCAT Written Score: P