A nonprofit institution committed to training leaders in health care,
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Connecting Kansans to Better Health Care
Everyone deserves access to quality health care. However, this isn’t the reality for many in our community. Many of our citizens lack basic access to health care, and there is a nationwide shortage of physicians, which is anticipated to increase over the next 10 years. This will directly impact our state and the citizens who need access to care. One study found that 92 counties in Kansas are considered partially or wholly underserved, due to a lack of physicians. Rural areas in Kansas would need 83 new primary care physicians each year to fill the void.
At Kansas Health Science Center, we’re bringing our communities together to solve this issue, harnessing the power of collaboration and local partnerships to reshape the way we approach health care in Kansas. We believe in training local physicians to serve local communities and using a team-based approach to medicine that focuses on the whole patient—not just symptoms.
Transforming Modern Medical Education
The development of our new innovative medical school in Wichita will create a reliable talent pipeline within the region that facilitates future physicians from school to residency to their professional careers—strengthening their connection to our surrounding communities along the way.
Our state-of-the art facilities will equip physicians with knowledge about the latest advances in medical technology to pair with their innate desire to help others. Additionally, we will develop well-rounded physicians through leadership training, entrepreneurship training, and mental health training to better address the diverse needs of our community. Upon graduation, these skilled and compassionate doctors will be capable of employing whole-person approaches to treatment and care—understanding the importance of our interconnected systems and how lifestyle or environment can affect our well-being.