The Health Education Initiative
Training more doctors for Kansas
The University of Kansas School of Medicine is the only medical school in Kansas and a premier institution for training primary care and rural physicians. To meet the state’s growing need for doctors, the school in 2011 opened a new campus in Salina and expanded its Wichita campus. Despite these efforts, Kansas still faces a crucial shortage of physicians.
To address this critical need, the University of Kansas will soon begin construction on a new Health Education Building in Kansas City. Once complete, the new facility will enable KU to train as many as 50 new doctors per year on all of its campuses — and train them in the technologically advanced environment required by a modern healthcare curriculum.
“The University of Kansas is home to the state’s only school of medicine, which means we are uniquely positioned to address Kansas’ critical shortage of healthcare professionals,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “This new building positions KU to address the state’s doctor shortage head-on and build healthier Kansas communities.”