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School of Medicine-Kansas City has raised $ 20,945 from 58 gifts!
School of Medicine-Kansas City

We are a medical school on a mission, committed to enhancing the quality of life in our community and around the world. Widely recognized for superior academic instruction, innovative scientific discoveries and outstanding clinical programs, we are driven to excel in every aspect of our program.


Students are the heart of our mission, and we endeavor to do all we can to support them. Our new Health Education Building with state-of-the-art simulation technology and flexible learning spaces is facilitating an interprofessional educational experience that is second-to-none. Students from all three schools at the academic medical center — Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions — are coming together to learn side-by-side in a real-world environment that has yet to be duplicated by any other school of medicine.


This summer marked the launch of our new curriculum, ACE (Active, Competency-based, Excellence-driven). A transformation in the way we teach medicine, ACE is designed to ensure that our graduates become exceptionally skilled practitioners of medicine, as well as leaders and advocates for healthcare quality and research, who are prepared for lifelong learning and service. 


Where we need your help is scholarship support. The median scholarship from KU Endowment for medical students is $3,000, while in-state tuition is $36,617 per year. We must do better for our students. Our goal is to increase the number and size of scholarships to reduce the burden of student debt, attract and retain Kansas' best, and bolster diversity within our classes.

Please consider supporting scholarships for our medical students on 
ONE DAY. ONE KU. Your gifts have a meaningful impact.

Charles Rhoades, MD and Ann Rhoades, RN, BSN Match for Medicine
Dr. and Mrs. Charlie Rhoades have graciously stepped forward to provide a dollar for dollar match, up to $5,000, for all gifts made to the School of Medicine. What a great way to make your gift go even further!
$5,000 MATCHED
Dr. Bob Daugherty Challenge for Medicine
Dr. Bob Daugherty, medical school class of 1960, is challenging donors like you to support the School of Medicine and its outstanding programs. If the School of Medicine receives 30 gifts on February 20, he will contribute $1,000 in additional support to the Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund. If we reach 40 gifts, he will contribute another $1,000 to his “Doc” Daugherty Scholarship fund in honor of his father, which provides support for students from rural Kansas.
30 / 30 Gifts
Dr. Bob Daugherty Challenge #2 for Medicine
We've reached 30 gifts and unlocked Dr. Daugherty's first challenge. Now help us reach 40 gifts! If the School of Medicine receives 40 gifts today, Dr. Daugherty will contribute another $1,000 to his "Doc" Daugherty Scholarship Fund in honor of his father. This scholarship provides support for students from rural Kansas.
40 / 40 Gifts
Bonaminio and Nothnick Challenge for Medical Student Scholarships
Associate Dean Giulia Bonaminio and Professor Warren Nothnick are challenging donors like you to support medical student scholarships. They have generously agreed to contribute $1,000 if we receive 20 gifts to the student scholarship fund on February 20. Please help us unlock this gift for our students!
20 / 20 Gifts
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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