Kansas Health Science Center EST. 2018

Kansas Health Science Center is a nonprofit organization committed to training well-prepared physicians and health care leaders who will positively contribute to the overall well-being of our communities. With the goal of opening the proposed Kansas Health Science Center – Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KHSC-KansasCOM) in 2022, KHSC strives to positively impact the health landscape through directly addressing the disparity in access to health care.

Kansas Health Science Center is an affiliate of TCS Education System, a nonprofit system of colleges advancing student success and community impact.

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 serving local communities and using a team-based approach to medicine that focuses on the whole patient—not just symptoms.

Our Values

  • Value differences and seek to understand before being understood.
  • Create a positive culture to safeguard equity, inclusion, dignity, and respect for all.
  • Strive to understand what other people are experiencing and use that understanding to solve problems and to drive positive change.
  • Act and lead in a manner that reflects inclusiveness, dignity, and respect for others.
  • Build a safe and inclusive environment that promotes diversity of ideas and people.
  • Solicit, seek, embrace, and adopt diverse thoughts and opinions.
  • Create a learning culture that promotes honesty, sincerity, reflection, awareness, and inquiry.
  • Overall health and well-being of a community, to which we are a part, is paramount.
  • Serve communities in which we work to the best of our ability.
  • Long-term community relations based on trust and promised action is essential.
  • Act with civility.
  • Treat people the way that you would want to be treated.
  • Approach difficult situations with respect and open-mindedness.
  • Build strong and healthy relationships with colleagues.
  • Be self-aware and admit mistakes.
  • Provide first-class stakeholder experience to all with whom you interact.
  • Be responsible and do what you say you are going to do.
  • Act with honor and truthfulness.
  • Adhere to high standards of professionalism.
  • Consistently demonstrate ethical behavior in all interactions with employees, students, and external constituents.
  • Raise issues of concern in good faith.
  • Act as ambassadors at all times to ensure the positive reputation of the organization, its employees, and students.
  • Will embrace change when it holds the promise of a better future.
  • Work to create forward-thinking solutions.
  • Find ways to continuously improve what you are doing.
  • Identify and develop impactful technologies that improve the health care environment as well as student, learning, patient, and community outcomes.
  • Engage in quick experiments of evidence-based discovery that prove or disprove an outcome. Learn quickly and pivot to a new change in direction based on outcome.
  • Experiments that disprove a hypothesis should not be seen as failures.
  • Create a learning culture that promotes honesty, sincerity, reflection, awareness, and inquiry.
  • Create a culture of community and connectedness, as that is vital to the health and well-being of all.
  • Collaborate with fellow colleagues with the goal of the team achieving success together.
  • Recognize the value in everyone with whom you interact and focus on improving the day for each person you encounter.
  • Listen to one another with respect.
  • Focus on shared goals and outcomes, not individual achievement.
  • Be accountable to one another and take personal responsibility for your part in a project or task.
  • Be inquisitive, share knowledge, seek input, and invite alternative opinions and hypotheses with the goal of improving product or outcomes.
  • Take a genuine interest in all others within and related to the organization.
  • Excellence is paramount and we strive to evaluate, respond, adapt, and seek to improve so as to best impact our community.
  • Strive to achieve the best outcomes in every detail and situation.
  • Create a culture of responsibility and seek continuous quality improvement in all that you do.
  • Provide first-class service to all stakeholders.
  • Utilize innovation, data, and reflection to continuously improve what you are doing.

KHSC is committed to providing exceptional programs that produce forward-thinking, empathetic health care leaders who are dedicated to innovation, research, and finding collective solutions to advance underserved communities.

To positively transform communities through directly addressing the disparity in access to healthcare for Kansas and beyond.

Transforming Modern Health Care

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The development of our proposed new innovative medical school in Wichita will promote the education of healthcare professionals and strengthen the connection to surrounding communities.

Our state-of-the art facilities will incorporate the latest advances in medical technology. Additionally, we will work to address the diverse needs of our community through advancing whole-person approaches to treatment and care—understanding the importance of our interconnected systems and how lifestyle or environment can affect our well-being.