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School of Medicine-Wichita has raised $ 53,079 from 58 gifts!
School of Medicine-Wichita
A healthy Kansas starts here

The University of Kansas School of Medicine—Wichita adheres to the mission of educating tomorrow’s physicians and health care leaders through community partnership, improving the health of Kansans.

Our centrally located campus opened in 1971. To help alleviate Kansas’ physician shortage, we expanded in 2011 to a full, four-year campus, adding first-year students.

While the majority of medical schools are tied to a hospital, the KU School of Medicine—Wichita (KUSM—Wichita) is unique in that it’s community-based with a reputation for providing medical students with incredible hands-on learning opportunities thanks to more than 1,100 paid and volunteer faculty inside three partner hospitals (Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Via Christi Health and Wesley Medical Center) as well as in doctors’ offices and clinics across the state.

Wichita medical school graduates stay in Wichita as well as go all over the country for their residency training in specialties such as neurology, vascular surgery, family medicine, oncology and emergency medicine.

In addition, KUSM—Wichita benefits the community and state by bringing clinical trials to residents, improving patient outcomes and lowering costs through research and providing care to those in need.

Once medical students graduate as doctors, they go on to residency training. KUSM—Wichita sponsors 13 residency and fellowship training programs in partnership with Wesley Medical Center and Via Christi Health.

Points of Pride

  • 1st in the nation in percentage of graduates who go to rural areas

  • 2nd in the nation in percentage of graduates who go to Health Personnel Shortage Areas (HPSA)

  • 6th in the nation in producing primary care physicians

  • 66 of 105 Kansas counties have KU School of Medicine—Wichita graduates

  • 50+ percent of the doctors in Sedgwick County are graduates of the KU School of Medicine—Wichita or its residency programs

Wichita Pediatrics Challenge
The KU School of Medicine-Wichita Pediatrics Department has graciously offered a dollar for dollar match, up to $25,000, to any gift made to their department on February 20. Thank you to the Pediatrics Department!
$21,018 MATCHED
Wichita Family and Community Medicine Challenge
An anonymous donor has generously stepped forward to offer a dollar for dollar match, up to $25,000, to any gift made to the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Help us meet this generous challenge!
$11,043 MATCHED
Chancellors Challenge
Thanks to current KU Chancellor Douglas Girod and former chancellors Bernadette Gray-Little, Del Shankel, Gene Budig and Archie Dykes, an additional $10,000 has been unlocked for student scholarships!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Twitter Hashtag Challenge
Twitter challenge unlocked! Thanks to your help spreading #OneDayOneKU, $5,000 has been donated to KU scholarships.
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