The University of Kansas Medical Center serves our community, state, country and the world by training the health care leaders of tomorrow; making research discoveries that change the world; and building healthier communities. For more than 100 years, KU Medical Center has been educating health care professionals. We prepare generations of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals for leadership roles in education, research and policy – and to care for patients with integrity, skill and passion. Today, our approach to health care education is increasingly interprofessional, providing a range of opportunities for students from
medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy and other disciplines to learn by working
in teams to improve patient care. And the KU School of Medicine’s programs
in Salina and Wichita are national models for training primary care physicians committed to serving rural and underserved areas. KU Medical Center is home to a vibrant and growing scientific community. Our researchers in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions are making scientific breakthroughs into the causes, cures, and treatments for disease and other medical mysteries – in areas as diverse as neuroscience, cancer, microbiology and public health. The University of Kansas Cancer Center has earned prestigious National Cancer Institute designation. The KU Alzheimer’s Disease
Center is also one of just a few nationally designated Alzheimer’s Disease Centers. And our Clinical Research Center, part of
the Johnson County Education and Research Triangle, is one of the few freestanding facilities in the country devoted solely to first-in-human trials of promising new cancer drugs and other clinical research studies. KU Medical Center is committed to improving the health of people in Kansas and around the world. We are collaborating with health
care providers, community leaders and organizations in every Kansas county and dozens of other communities across our region, the country and the world to build healthier communities.